Circular No: WSH/57/04/WH
17 April 2019
SCAL Mozzie Wipe-out Exercise
- The National Environment Agency (NEA) has once again alerted on the rise in dengue fever cases. In the first three months of 2019, more than 2,000 cases were reported, a three-fold increase from the same period last year. There have also been three dengue deaths, compared to one in the same period last year.
- In support of NEA’s early roll-out of its annual National Dengue Prevention Campaign, SCAL would also like to bring forward the Mozzie Wipe-out Exercise, which is usually held in the month of May ahead of the peak dengue period from June to October.
- SCAL calls upon all members to conduct their Mozzie Wipe-out Exercise at their project sites from now till 31 May 2019
- The exercise should consist of identifying and destroying mosquito breeding habitats at project sites. Potential mosquito breeding habitats include water ponding, water receptacles, plastic/canvas sheets, discarded containers, open drains, etc.
- We would like to remind members the importance to always practice good housekeeping and vector control at their sites. Members may carry out intensive source reduction and housekeeping using the attached checklist (adopted from NEA’s Guidebook on Prevention of Mosquito Breeding).
- Kindly complete the online form <here> or as attached and email it to Mr Yeo Wei How at firstname.lastname@example.org, indicating your participation in the Mozzie Wipe-out Exercise.
- For further enquiries, kindly contact Mr Yeo Wei How at 66619380 or email email@example.com. We look forward to your active participation and thank you for your commitment.