Statistics from a local clinic in Battery Factory community, Gardnersville outside Monrovia reveals that Urinary Tract Infection or UTI is prevalent next to Malaria at the clinic.
The Officer-In-Charge of the Faith Community Clinic in Battery Factory Winston Sarploh said urinary infection has become the predominant case reported by patients visiting the center.
He said, common sickness like UTI that is often over looked is the one that kills people slowly, saying it needs to be treated seriously because everyone one way or the other gets in contact with this infection.
Mr. Sarploh said in the past one to two months if a patient does not have malaria then it’s UTI, saying “The environment we live in plays a major role in us contacting UTI and also for the way women will take care of themselves.”
He advises that women should go for monthly check-up at any health facility and get treatment because they are the higher carriers of sicknesses and diseases. Mr. Sarploh added that especially when women are done with their monthly menstruation; it’s always good that they report for treatment because by that time they are exposed to infection.
“We need to take care of the community we live in because when we live in a dirty environment, women will be exposed to urinary infection. Most women in Liberia urinate on the ground at time and when the area is dirty, they will get affected.”
The O-I-C said there has been few Sexually Transmitted Infections at his clinic, but UTI has topped the records and cases so it needs to be treated seriously.
By Ethel A. Tweh-Editing by Jonathan Browne