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17.11.2008 General News

Shama Sesitized To Effects Of Migration

By Peter Gbambila, Shama - newtimesonline.com

THE Western Regional Director of Health Service, Dr Linda Vanotoo has said that migration affects the health of the migrants along the way in many ways.

She said since one had to survive, he or she could easily compromise the use of drugs, smoking, promiscuity among others.

She noted that the kind of life some migrants underwent tended to have an adverse effect on their health.

Dr Vanotoo said these when she addressed resident of Shama to sensitise them to the effects of migration and how to protect themselves against the dreadful HIV/AIDS.

Shama, the district capital of the newly created Shama District in the Western Region is often involved in human trafficking  to Cote d'Ivoire either by road or by sea.

The Regional Director identified some of the challenges faced by the migrants as frustration, intimidation, loneliness poor housing and malnutrition.

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