Colds and flu have the ability to spread easily via the transmission of the germs through the air, carried on droplets. If dispersal of these droplets can be prevented then infection transmission can be reduced. Cough etiquette can help to contain infectious respiratory droplets at the source.
The outbreak of polio in the country recently had prompted health authorities in many of the provinces to be pro-active and conduct awareness on the spread of the virus and how to prevent it. Following the discovery of the virus in Morobe Province in late June, health authorities in provinces have carried out various awareness programs to educate their people on what they needed to do to avoid catching the virus.