28 Mar 2018

UNICEF spreads hygiene message after meningitis outbreak

From , 6:02 am on 28 March 2018

UNICEF in Fiji says the meningitis outbreak can be addressed by families paying particular attention to basic hygiene to limit the disease from spreading.

Fiji's Ministry of Health declared an outbreak of meningococcal disease recently and the head of UNICEF Pacific based in Suva says it is working with the World Health Organisation and the government to respond to the situation with public education messages and mobilising vaccination resources.

Sheldon Yett told Jenny Meyer about the agency's response to the outbreak.

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