Solomon Islands National Scabies Mass Drug Administration Launch Event

Friday, May 31, 2024 - 12:00 PM

This month, the Ministry of Health and Medical Services supported by the World Scabies Program will launch a nationwide mass drug administration (MDA) campaign to address scabies. A launch event will be held on the 4th of June 2024 from 10am to 11am at the Futsal Courts next to Multipurpose Hall in Chinatown

Solomon Islands is the first ever country in the world to commit to having two consecutive rounds of MDA which is a huge investment for the future and working towards eliminating scabies as a public health problem for the long term.

The MDA campaign started in Temotu in March with Central, Isabel and Western Provinces commencing in June; Makira, Malaita and Renbel Provinces in July; and Choiseul, Guadalcanal and Honiara in August.



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