9 May 2022 Media Release: Several Karoo towns recently visited to create awareness about municipal health

Media Release:  Several Karoo towns recently visited to create awareness about municipal health

For Immediate Release
9 May 2022

Environmental Pollution Control and Prevention of Communicable Diseases forms part of the key performance areas of the Environmental Health Practitioners (EHP) of Garden Route District Municipality (GRDM). Recent educational visits to Oudtshoorn, Dysselsdorp and Calitzdorp Clinics and surroundings focused on environmental factors affecting human health and wellbeing.

These health & hygiene education & awareness sessions aimed to educate and inform the target audiences on how to take responsibility for their own health, as prevention is better than cure. A total of 137 homes were reached during the health education sessions.

Education material was communicated and distributed to audiences during the sessions, and focuses on the following aspects:

  • Indoor Air Quality;
  • Risk related to tobacco smoking;
  • Tuberculosis prevention;
  • Treatment of household contaminated water;
  • Treatment of diarrhea;
  • Illegal dumping health risks;
  • Food safety and hygiene; and
  • Proper hand-wash techniques.