Initiative to help vulnerable families tackle dengue threat gets support from 7 MPs
A dengue prevention Care Kit by the #C19iMozzieRepeller charity initiative.
SINGAPORE — With Singapore grappling with a record number of dengue cases amid its battle with COVID-19 this year, a youth development charity organisation has launched an initiative with seven Members of Parliament (MPs) to help vulnerable families tackle the dengue threat.
The Character and Leadership Academy (CLA) announced in a media release on Friday (11 September) that the #C19iMozzieRepeller initiative will see 30 volunteers reach out to 10,000 rental households, 5,000 migrant workers and 20,000 vulnerable individuals to offer them anti-dengue “Care Kits” and raise awareness on dengue prevention.
The initiative also aims to distribute repellent wristbands to 10,000 Singaporeans and migrant workers. Each individual will receive two wristbands that lasts up to 300 hours.
It will also be reaching out to 200 households to provide a one-time pest control service against mosquitos, bed bugs and other pests. These households largely consist the elderly staying in rental homes or two-room HDB flats and below.
“While the nation is understandably focused on battling COVID-19, the perennial threat of dengue must not be neglected,” said CLA’s executive director Delane Lim. “By providing this dengue Care Kit and spreading the word on dengue prevention, we hope we can reduce the transmission among the vulnerable, who are still reeling from the challenges of COVID-19.”
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