October 2018 Report – MOET Pupils receive Bilharzia Medicine
Bilharzia is one of the diseases that is spread through snails found in contaminated fresh water. (A disease caused by infection with freshwater parasitic worms in certain tropical and subtropical countries.) The disease is especially common among children, along the Great Rift Valley in developing countries, as they are more likely to play in contaminated water. As a routine that ensures good health of the pupils, MOET distributed Bilharzia medication to pupils in October. The requirement is that medication should be provided to children at least once a year. Children are also looked after, to ensure improved access to clean water.