UAE: Phase two of National Mosquito Control Programme begins

UAE: Phase two of National Mosquito Control Programme begins

The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MoCCAE) announced the start of the second phase of the National Mosquito Control Programme in cooperation with the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) and in coordination with the concerned local government departments in each emirate.

The first phase of the programme ran from 2019 to 2021, and the second phase will run from 2022 to 2025 with the aim of surveying and monitoring mosquito infestation areas and controlling the spread of the pests.

Phase two will include a dedicated public awareness campaign focused on prevention, health, and safety measures recommended by MoCCAE and MoHAP.

Coinciding with the rainy season, the breeding season of the insect, phase two will entail dispatching pest control teams between 2 February and 30 May to spray safe and MoCCAE-approved pesticides at construction and commercial sites, schools, residential areas, horse stables and racetracks, parks, and farms across the UAE.

The public can recognise members of the teams through their distinctive uniforms that will carry the logos of MoCCAE, MoHAP, and Dubai Municipality.

The MoCCAE Call Centre will address any inquiries and complaints on its toll-free number 8003050 that is open to the public from 7am to 5pm seven days a week.

News Source: Emirates News Agency

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