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COMBAT ZIKA BY CLEANING OUR COMMUNITIES

COMBAT ZIKA BY CLEANING OUR COMMUNITIES,UNCLEAN GUTTERS,COMPOUND,STIGMA WATER AND BUSHES AROUND OUR COMMUNITIES CAN CAN OUTBREAK MOSQUITOES

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COMBAT ZIKA BY CLEANING OUR COMMUNITIES,UNCLEAN GUTTERS,COMPOUND,STIGMA WATER AND BUSHES AROUND OUR COMMUNITIES CAN CAN OUTBREAK MOSQUITOES. BY CLEANING ALL OUR GUTTERS,MAKING PROPER DRAINAGE SYSTEM TO GET RAID OF ALL STIGMA WATERS IN THE COMMUNITIES,WEEDING ALL THE BUSHES AND SPRAY THE COMMUNITIES, BY DOING ALL THIS AT LEAST ONCE OR TWICE A MONTH WILL HELP TO DRIVE ZIKA AWAY FOREVER, SO WE HAVE TO EDUCATE OUR COMMUNITIES TO DO CLEAN UP EXERCISE EACH AND EVERY WEEKEND, REMEMBER CLEANLINESS IS NEXT TO GODLINESS  

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LETS JOIN HANDS TOGETHER,DO THE CLEAN UP EXERCISE IN OUR COMMUNITIES TWO TIMES IN A MONTH AND SPRAY THERE ONCE IN A MONTH TO AVOID MOSQUITOES IN THE COMMUNITY,THANKS FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING 

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Hi Djan,



Utilizing the resources a community has is its greatest power!

If you have people that can help clean & educate, that's great. Not only will more hands increase the result, it will increase engagement- how involved and emotionally attached people are to the cause and to the community.



Due to large-scale budget cuts (in locations such as Puerto Rico), communities have had to pull back on many campaigns, including spraying. Following is an example of what Puerto Rico has done:
“Puerto Rico’s emergency management agency has led cleanup campaigns around the island, says its chief, Angel Crespo, collecting 1.2 million discarded tires, dropping larvicide into abandoned pools, educating residents and training local brigades in fumigation."

http://www.wsj.com/articles/zika-swamps-embattled-puerto-rico-1465395531

With this effort in motion, Djan Dickson how might you increase efficiency or number of people involved? 



Best,
Christi

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THANKS SO MUCH CHRISTI,FOR YOU TO GET MORE PEOPLE INVOLVE OR TO ACHIEVE WHAT YOU WANT, YOU HAVE TO DEDICATE YOUR SELF,BE READY TO SPEND THE LITTLE MONEY YOU HAVE,IF YOU ARE NOT READY TO DEDICATE YOUR SELF AND SPEND THE LITTLE MONEY YOU HAVE THEN FORGET IT.FIRST YOU HAVE TO MAKE AN ANNOUNCEMENT IN THE COMMUNITY FOR 2 OR 3 DAYS,GATHER  ALL THE PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY AND TALK TO THEM,EDUCATE THEM AND LET THEM UNDERSTAND THE IMPORTANCE OF CLEANING AND WHY THEY THEY SHOULD ALL GET INVOLVE,BUY THEM THE NECESSARY MATERIALS THEY WILL NEED TO DO THE JOB,YOU HAVE TO GET THEM WATER,FOOD AND SOME DRINKS AFTER THE CLEAN UP EXERCISE TO MOTIVATE THEM, YOU WILL GET THE WORK DONE IN NO TIME. AFTER THAT YOU WILL ENCOURAGE THEM TO CONTINUE DOING SO IN AT LEAST TWICE A MONTH,THE SPRAY WILL BE ONCE A MONTH.WITH THIS YOU WILL PREVENT MOSQUITOES FROM THE COMMUNITY COMPLETELY, THANKS ONCE AGAIN CHRISTI      

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SPRAYING ALONE WITHOUT CLEANING THE STAGNANT WATERS,THE GUTTERS AND THE BUSHES AREAS IN THE COMMUNITY IS LIKE BATHING WITH YOUR SUIT ON,MEANING NOTHING GOOD WILL COME FROM SPRAYING WITHOUT CLEANING,THE RIGHT THING TO DO IS,YOU HAVE TO CLEAN THE WHOLE COMMUNITY FIRST,WEED THE BUSHES AREAS,CLEAN ALL THE GUTTERS AND THE STAGNANT WATERS IN THE COMMUNITY FIRST BEFORE THE SPRAYING, HOPE YOU WILL PUT THIS IN TO TEST AND IT WILL HELP YOUR COMMUNITY FROM MOSQUITO OUTBREAK, THANKS    

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Djan, this is a great idea. Wish you all the best with it!

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THANKS SO MUCH YURY,FOR YOUR WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT,I LOVE TO DO THIS SO WILL CONTINUE ALWAYS,THANKS ONCE AGAIN MY BROTHER 

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Prevention is always better than cure, preventing mosquitoes from your community is the best way to combat zika, Mosquitoes prefer stagnant water within which to lay their eggs. They most commonly infest ponds, marshes, swamps and other wetland habitats. However, they are capable of thriving in a variety of locations and can successfully grow in numbers even when not in their natural habitat. Many species of mosquitoes use containers of water as egg-deposit sites,why don’t you prevent them from coming by cleaning all the stagnant waters in your communities and after spraying you will be free from mosquitoes, remember cleanliness is next to godliness

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i agree with you Djan,prevention is better than cure, Djan how easy it is to mobilize the youth to do the cleaning exercise every two weeks in the communities ?please educate me on this  

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keep it up with the good work Djan, God will reward you 

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THANKS KWABENA 

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PAULINA THANKS FOR THE QUESTION,ALL YOU HAVE TO DO TO GET THE YOUTH IS,EDUCATE THEM,LET THEM UNDERSTANDS THE REASON WHY THEY HAVE TO CLEAN THE COMMUNITY,TRY AND SHARE THE LITTLE MONEY YOU HAVE BY BUYING THE NECESSARY TOOLS THAT WILL HELP THEM TO DO THE WORK,GIVE THEM FOOD,DRINK AND WATER AFTER THE WORK TO MOTIVATE THEM TO DO THE CLEANING ALL THE TIME YOU ASK THEM TO.DO THIS FROM YOUR HEART,IF YOU GET SUPPORT FROM GOVERNMENT OR ORGANIZATION,FINE TAKE IT AND CONTINUE THE WORK,BUT IF YOU DIDN'T GET ANY HELP TOO PLEASE CONTINUE WITH THE GOOD WORK AND GOD WILL REWARD YOU   

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PAULINA ONE THING YOU HAVE TO KNOW IS,YOU HAVE TO DO THIS FROM YOUR HEART AND DON'T START WHAT YOU KNOW YOU CAN'T COMPLETE,WITH HELP OR NO HELP YOU HAVE TO FINISH WHAT YOU HAVE STARED 

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thanks Djan, keep it up

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With pleasure, Djan Dickson.

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Keep up with the good job, and go on developing your story in order to continue inspiring us. 
Do not forget to follow us on twitter @infochicken4all

Best regards

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THANKS MY BROTHER FOR SHARING YOUR IDEAS,I WILL FOLLOW YOU MY BROTHER  

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You are welcome Djan Dickson. Just simple solutions can make a big difference.

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YES MY BROTHER,YOU ARE RIGHT,IT CAN MAKE A GREAT DIFFERENCE IN OUR COMMUNITY WHEN WE CONTINUE TO DO THE CLEANING  

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Hi Djan Dickson,
You are right. This is one of the most effective solutions to combat Zika.

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THANKS BAHENDA, LET ALL JOIN OUR HANDS TOGETHER AND MAKE SURE OUR COMMUNITIES ARE CLEAN AND SPRAY THERE AT LEAST ONCE A MONTH, THANKS ONCE AGAIN  

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I agree Djan! Sometimes it's the simple things that are most effective in keeping these deadly diseases at bay. 

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THANKS ANUSHKA, WE SHOULD ALL TRY OUR POSSIBLE BEST TO IMPLEMENT THIS,AT LEAST TO DO CLEAN UP EXERCISE TWICE IN A MONTH AND SPRAY THE COMMUNITY ONCE A MONTH, BY SO DOING WE WILL DRIVE ALL MOSQUITOES AWAY FROM OUR COMMUNITIES, THANKS ONCE AGAIN  

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hi Djan
this is very great idea keep it up

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THANKS PAULINA, WE WILL TRY OUR POSSIBLE BEST TO ELIMINATE MOSQUITOES FROM OUR COMMUNITIES,THANKS ONCE AGAIN

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I WILL START IMPLEMENTING THIS IDEA IN MY COMMUNITY,IT WILL HELP US A LOT THANKS  

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KEEP IT UP MY SISTER 

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A lot of people say the most effective way to avoid the disease is don’t get bit by a mosquito,
but i am saying that,the best way to avoid zika virus is don't allow mosquitoes to come in your area at all,you can do this by cleaning and spraying your community at least every month,and you wont be bit by any mosquito 

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Hi Djan - this is so true. Cleaning up the community will help not only reduce mosquito populations, but help the environment tenfold. Would love to hear more ideas from you on how to activate cleanup crews within communities that don't have governments or other organizations that will mandate it. Minh Nguyen 

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Thanks Amalia, is very difficult to activate a clean up crews without government or organization support,but one thing i know is when you love to do something that will benefit the entire community,
you don't need to wait for government or organization support before you start,you can start it without a support,when your get support from government or organization,fine you take it and continue but when you didn't get any support from them you continue and do the good work that will help the entire community,what i do is, i visit community after community each and every week to educate them and gather the youth for clean up exercise on Saturdays,after the cleaning i ask them to continue at least twice in every month. i do this in each and every community i visit,that is how am trying to educating people to do cleaning in their communities.  

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thanks Djan, that is good idea 

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hi Djan
this is very great idea keep it up

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THANKS KWABENA, WE WILL TRY OUR POSSIBLE BEST TO ELIMINATE MOSQUITOES FROM OUR COMMUNITIES,THANKS ONCE AGAIN

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THANKS PAULINA, WE WILL TRY OUR POSSIBLE BEST TO ELIMINATE MOSQUITOES FROM OUR COMMUNITIES,THANKS ONCE AGAIN