Minsa takes thick drop samples in URACCAN bluefields enclosure students
Many students come from areas where high malaria rates are recorded.
Josselyn Flores

Regional Malaria Prevention Initiative

The Bluefields compound coordinated with the Ministry of Health (Minsa) the sampling of thick drop to the university students of the student residence, to rule out cases of dengue and malaria. These activities are part of URACCAN's commitment to caring for and protecting the health of your community.

These actions are carried out through the Regional Malaria Prevention Initiative (IREM), with the aim of identifying both diseases in people who come from communities.

In this sense, the Occupational Hygiene and Safety technique, Ing. Katherine Flores, stated that "Because most of our in-house students come from some communities where there is a high rate of malaria cases, we take responsibility for caring for and protecting the student, proceeding to perform the tests."

"The subsequent process, and in identifying a case, they are given the treatment in the mouth and their proper follow-up of twenty-eight days, with this we contribute to eliminate malaria in the region," said the malaria control field technician.

From the Student Welfare area, the Licda. Leydi Kelly said they will "continue to coordinate with the Hygiene and Safety area and the Minsa to serve and accompany students."

Student expectations

"These initiatives are important because the university is always aware of our safety, especially with our health, so at all times we are guaranteed disinfections, provide masks, and follow-up through talks so that we continue with measures to prevent any disease," concluded internal student José Ignacio Cuba.