BY LORETTA BRIGIDIA MANELE
PARASITOLOGISTS from Kaohsiung Medical University’s Department of Parasitology have conducted practical training programmes at three schools on Guadalcanal province.
According to the Taiwan Health Centre in Honiara, intestinal parasites are widespread in tropical and sub-tropical areas to which Solomon Islands is no exception.
Hence, the recent coordination of intestinal parasite prevention seed teacher training workshop and health awareness at Mbokona Community High School, St Nicholas College and Visa Community High School.
During the workshops, the two experts, Professor June-Der Lee and Jiun-Jye Wang introduced Amoeba, Malaria and intestinal parasites, prevention measures and carried out practical training programmes.
They also voiced that healthy living habits and hygiene are vital factors to parasite infection prevention.
Dr Lee and Wang urges students and communities to follow healthy living habits such as washing of hands before eating, before and after using the toilet, drinking boiled water and making sure that feet are covered by wearing slippers or footwear to avoid parasite infection .