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PAHO donates vehicles for vector control

These vehicles were donated to the BVI for vector controlPhoto by Ronnielle Frazer/GIS

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has donated two trucks to the British Virgin Islands to support vector control.

The donation comes at a time when the territory is experiencing an increase in its mosquito population. Mosquitos are known to cause viruses such as chikungunya, dengue, and zika.

Local government said the newly-donated vehicles are much-needed and that it is grateful for PAHO’s continued support to the BVI health sector.

The territory has also received vehicles and heavy equipment from other nonprofit organisations in the last few weeks.

Just recently, the Department of International Development (DFID) in the United Kingdom donated eight trucks to the territory for clearing debris left in the aftermath of hurricanes Irma and Maria.

DFID further donated three pickup trucks, two wreckers, a flatbed truck, two bucket trucks, and a crusher to the Department of Waste Management.

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