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Cape's Health Dept starts campaign on avoiding illness during drought

The City of Cape Town's Health Department is launching a campaign to educate people on how to prevent and avoid illnesses during water scarcity.

Director of City Health, Dr Waarisa Fareed says it is important for everyone to continue drinking water, about 6 - 8 glasses a day, to avoid dehydration.

She says people should remember to also eat healthy food during the hot conditions.

Food should be consumed as soon as it is cooked and left over food should be refrigerated.

Dr Waarisa Fareed, Director of City Health

According to Fareed, part of the campaign will be to encourage children to eat healthy and drink water to avoid dehydration.

They will be going to schools advising children not to play in the sun and to stay in the shade.

In the young children we want to advocate breastfeeding...

Dr Waarisa Fareed, Director of City Health

We are also making a plea to parents to ensure that their hands are washed when preparing food, feeding and playing with children.

Dr Waarisa Fareed, Director of City Health

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