FRUTERA helps prevent dengue and chikungunya with rubbish removal event days

Frutera, in partnership with the health posts in the villages San Francisco Madre Vieja and Las Trozas, conducted rubbish removal event days in order to prevent dengue and chikungunya.

The program was meant to raise awareness about keeping containers at home that serve as mosquito breeding places and take all the ones that can hold dirty water out to the streets to be collected. These activities are carried out with the intention of preventing diseases such as dengue, malaria and chikungunya, diseases that may eventually cause death.

In the prevention activities Frutera, school teachers, nurses from the health post, a health vector, COCODE members and mothers from the Happy Families program participated. Their assistance helped summon community members to participate in the event day. The tour was conducted through the main streets of the village, having the school as a starting point.

“The purpose of this meeting is to prevent diseases such as dengue, malaria and chikungunya, and mainly involve the community and prevent disease, through the practice of the skills learned in the program,” said Walter Tello, Frutera’s CSR Coordinator. “In addition to letting people know that you can’t leave containers lying around because that’s where mosquitoes breed, you have to teach the people in the community to keep their environment pleasant and healthy,” says Telma Velasquez, Nurse Health Post.

Velasquez also said, “I want to thank God because this important community activity was carried out through a partnership, mothers alone can’t do it, they need someone to support them, thank you Frutera for taking the initiative to prevent diseases, I think we all feel your support.”