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    Last Stages of Solomon Islands MDA!

    We are very excited to announce that the MDA in the Solomon Islands is almost complete, with the last Province Temotu due to finish in the next few weeks. We are very proud of the effort from the Ministry Of Health & Medical Services - Solomon Islands and World Scabies Program team in completing this MDA.

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    The Fiji team finalise the MDA microplans with the Central and Western sub divisional health teams

    In Fiji, the Central and Western WSP Divisional Program Officers (DPO) have been working hard over the last few weeks to finalise the MDA microplans with the sub divisional health teams.

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    The Solomon Islands team gather and review the national MDA coverage data

    In Solomon Islands, the WSP team in Honiara are currently working hard to gather and review the national coverage data from all provinces who have completed the scabies MDA.

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    The Northern MDA team return supplies to headquarters in Suva

    The mass drug administration (MDA) team in the Labasa Office in the North of Fiji have been working hard to collect the left over MDA materials and supplies from all areas in the North. The supplies will be sent back to the WSP headquarters at the Ministry of Health and Medical Services located in Suva, Fiji. The supplies will not go to waste, as they will be redistributed and reused for the upcoming integrated MDA with Lymphatic Filariasis (LF) in the Eastern Division. 

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    WSP teams celebrate the successful completion of the Northern MDA in Fiji

    Our WSP teams in the North of Fiji have worked hard to ensure everyone has a #happyskin, free of scabies. The teams completed the last day of MDA today and came together to celebrate their success. Thanks to all involved in the MDA for making sure we have a healthy community!

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    MDA in the Solomon Islands almost completed in the Central Province

    We are excited that Central Province is towards the end of their Mass Drug Administration campaign. We recognize the efforts of the 18 teams working towards community awareness and distribution.

    The Central Islands Province, Neglected Tropical Disease (NTD) focal person, Registered Nurse Joseph Manele said the mass drug administration rollout has been going on well as most people in the community are working together with the team to take up their doses.

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    The WSP Fiji team presenting Sevusevu in Macuata

    A very important part of Fijian culture is Sevusevu. This ceremony is a central component of social gatherings, rituals and community meetings. Here's the WSP team presenting it to members of the community in Macuata prior to starting the MDA in the area.

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    MDA teams currently working in the North of Fiji

    We are very proud of the hard work of all our mass drug administration (MDA) teams in Fiji. The teams are currently completing the rollout of the campaign in the North of Fiji. We hope they reach as many communities as possible to eliminate scabies. 

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    The World Scabies Program is celebrating the World NTD Day

    Neglected tropical disease (NTD) programmes strengthen health systems through disease surveillance and by training local health workers. By working together, adopting people-centered approaches, and working across sectors in an integrated manner, we can end neglected tropical diseases and achieve the targets in the World Health Organization NTD road map.

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