Dr. Francis Odeke, the Serere District Health Officer, says that they have continued to register many malaria cases in health facilities across the district even after IRS. He says that malaria cases in Akoboi Parish in Atiira Sub County almost became a pandemic last month that stretched health systems in the district.
In the guidelines, no new visitors will be allowed in the villages until the lockdown is lifted by the President. The leaders have also banned the use of public address systems, cooking of food and large gatherings at burials.
The spraying exercise is part of a five-year USAID-funded project in several districts of Eastern Uganda. It will involve the use of Fludora-Fusion, a new vector control solution that was recently prequalified by the World Health Organisation, after being tested against more than a dozen of resistant mosquito strains in Sub-Saharan Africa. The exercise will last 24 days, effective April 26.
On Tuesday morning, after consultations with PLE scouts Serere district education officials resolved to allow the new mother to sit the examination on her hospital bed and was assigned a UNEB supervisor.
Bernard Ariangu, the Chairperson of Fisheries Protection Unit- FPU at Kagwara Landing site, explains that they have not been able to take the temperature of any person since they received the temperature gun.
According to Dr Francis Odeke, the District Health Officer, the outpatient department of Serere Health Centre IV receives up to 200 patients daily. He says that the district meets all the required standards for a hospital but the Ministry of Health is reluctant to consider their request.
Evelyn Auma, one of the patients found at women’s ward in Serere HC1V, says she cannot bath inside the shelters provided by the hospital because of dirt. Auma says she opted to take bath in the open since the condition of the bathrooms is terrible.