With the rapid increase in the world's population, and the ease of movement of people around the globe, we are all being forced to live closer and closer to each other.

As a result, hygiene and disease control become important issues, both withing the family unit as well as withing the communities in which we live.

Disease not only affects individuals, families and communities, but has a vast economic impact on the entire region and country. Travellers cancel their travel plans, tourists stop coming and businesses suffer. In addition the high costs of medicating and caring from the suffering and attempts to eradicate the problem, become an enormous drain on the country's resources.

Note: This is not a medical course and is not intended to replace the role of medical practitioners in the community. It is purely an awareness course to reduce disease and disease transmission.