As climate change challenges many people around the world in one way or the other, long lasting health issues continue to be of concern to many.
Papua New Guinea’s long lasting drought, believed to be far worse than what was experienced back in 1997, has brought about many damaging problems, as alerts continue for extra precautions to be taken by people in the country.
The Weam border post in the South Fly District of Western Province is said to be badly affected by a diarrhoea epidemic.
According to PNG Defence Force Soldiers under the command of Lt. Jokari Degg Dwayne guarding the Border Post at Weam, water sources in and around the area have dried up, making life more complicated for the locals especially with the recent eruption of diarrhoea epidemic.
The team of soldiers has conducted continuous awareness in and around the local communities on the safety of using water to help locals follow healthy ways of using water to avoid diarrhoea.
Despite efforts made by the team to help the people, a recent report has indicted that three children have been confirmed as having died from the disease.
The team has made a call for concerned authorities and the government to look into the matter and step in to rescue the locals from this deadly epidemic before more deaths occur.