THEMA: Hepatitis E in Namibia
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GOBABIS, 04 DEC (NAMPA) – The Ministry of Health and Social Services (MoHSS) together with other stakeholders in Gobabis are working around the clock to curb the spreading of Hepatitis E in the region.
Since the first case in the Omaheke Region was reported in December 2017, about 137 other cases have been confirmed between March and November 2019.
Out of the notified cases, one death has been recorded.
Most of the reported cases in the region are from the Gobabis Constituency mainly from the Kanaan C informal settlement where 123 cases were reported. This is as a result of lack of clean drinking water, lack of sanitation facilities and open defecation in the settlement.
Responding to questions emailed to him by Nampa, MoHSS Omaheke Health Director Jeremiah Shikulo said regional and district health emergency committees have been activated and are in full operation leading and coordinating the outbreak response process with other line ministries.
“The Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry has provided four water tanks to the community of Kanaan which the Gobabis Municipality are re-filling on a regular basis. Water purification tablets are also being distributed to households on a daily basis by community health workers,” Shikulo added.
The municipality has also given inhabitants of the Kanaan C informal settlement permission to build their own affordable temporary toilets.
Amongst other attempts to combat Hepatitis E in the region; campaigns on how to properly clean water containers, screening pregnant women for the virus and health education through community health workers have been conducted in Kanaan C.
Five cleaning campaigns have also been held at the informal settlement with another one set for 06 December.
Hepatitis E is a liver disease caused by the hepatitis E virus usually as a result of poor sanitation. The disease was declared an outbreak on 14 December 2017 by the Health Ministry in Windhoek.
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