BY SAMIE WAIKORI
ONE of the achievements Central Islands province health authority has accomplished so far in its Village Healthy Setting (VHS) programme is registering zero dengue cases.
This is according to a report compiled by the Tulagi mini-hospital on the VHS programme for the province.
The report stated that in implementing the programme, a total of nine healthy village sites and three Healthy Setting Schools were established between 2010 and 2018 in the province.
The programme was facilitated by various health centres in the province for villagers and some health issues so far targeted under the programme include, malaria, TB, diarrhoea and skin diseases.
The report furthered that the current stage reached was on monitoring and evaluating the implementation of the action plan under the programme.
Achievement so far was there is no dengue cases recorded at the health setting villages and there was a reduction on malaria cases and other communicable diseases in the province.
The report stated that this is a positive feedback for the programme in the province and as they continue they will look at addressing some of the pressing health issues in the province.
However, it was stated that despite progress on the programme, there were challenges continue to hold-back the implementation of the programme.
The report stated that one obvious challenge was the scattered geographical location of the islands.
And resources hold the biggest proportion of challenges faced for the effective implementation of the programme.
Thus, the report stated that progress continue to prevail these challenges as they are moving with the programme.