Xindu District Meets National Standards in the Mission of Schistosomiasis Elimination
On November 2, Sichuan Provincial Acceptance and Briefing Meeting on Work Assessment of the Schistosomiasis Elimination in 4 districts (County-Level Cities) and counties of Chengdu was organized and held by Sichuan Provincial Committee on the Prevention and Control of Major Infectious Diseases. Chen Zhi, Deputy Head of Xindu District, attended the meeting.
At the meeting, Chen Zhi gave a report on Xindu’s performance on eliminating schistosomiasis. He said, Xindu District always makes great efforts to eliminate schistosomiasis. First, the District further strengthens leadership, implements organizational guarantee, and intensifies departmental collaboration, so as to keep alerted, streamline organizations, maintain fundraising, and make continuous efforts to consolidate the achievements made in schistosomiasis elimination. Second, the District further strengthens the construction of early-warning and monitoring systems as well as the mechanism for joint prevention and control, and improves management for floating population and livestock trade. Third, the District further intensifies comprehensive prevention and control, and completely destroys the breeding and growing environment of oncomelania, in a bid to consolidate the results of schistosomiasis elimination.
The assessment results of 4 districts (county-level cities) and counties of Chengdu were successively announced in the meeting, and Xindu District has met national standards of schistosomiasis elimination. The meeting emphasizes that it is necessary to strengthen leadership and persevere in the schistosomiasis prevention, and to strengthen monitoring and further improve the construction of rural environment so as to practically prevent the breeding of oncomelania.