In 2001, the government introduced Cassava growing in Napak district as part of the effort to improve food security. The farmers gradually embraced the crop but later dropped due to a number of challenges such as prolonged drought, thieves, and diseases among others.
Now the Nutritionists are saying the malnutrition and hunger in the households would be addressed through encouraging farmers to embrace cassava growing.
The District received 8,000 doses of vaccines for Foot and Mouth Disease, 5,500 doses of Contagious Bovine Pleuropneumonia (CBPP) 14,000 doses of CCPP, 18,000 doses of PPR and 9,000 doses of sheep and goat pox.
In the recent report released by the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification-IPC, more than 86,000 children aged 6 to 59 months and 10,000 pregnant or lactating women are expected to suffer from acute malnutrition across all the nine districts of Karamoja between February 2023 and January 2024.
Now the officials are saying that ending malnutrition is possible but it requires a concerted effort by all the stakeholders from both government and development partners to advocate for increased resources.
According to Longole, the victim was swiftly transported to Lorengedwat Health Centre III for immediate medical attention. Subsequently, the victim was transferred to Moroto Regional Referral Hospital utilizing a Police Ambulance.
Menstrual cups are funnel shaped containers made from silicone, rubber or latex that gets tucked inside the vagina to collect menstrual flow. The reusable menstrual cups are washed and wiped clean before usage and can last for over 10 years with proper care.
Joyce Lomongin, a mother residing from Katikekile Sub County in Moroto district said that she has used her menstrual cup for seven years without changing and it is still working properly.
Dr. Stephen Pande, the hospital's director, explained that they have enlisted the services of a local provider to handle the disposal of the unclaimed bodies. Each burial costs approximately 450,000 Shillings, and between July 2022 and May 2023, the hospital has spent over 14.6 million Shillings.
The program that was launched in 2022 is being implemented by the Malaria Consortium with the assistance of the Village Health Teams who are moving around door to door to deliver medicines to children under five years of age.
Dr Anthony Nuwa, the country technical coordinator for Malaria consortium told URN that they have rolled out the exercise to distribute medicines to 35,000 children aged five below in Napak district.
Esther Akol, a lead mother from Karinga village in Nakapiripirit district, shared her experience, stating that they have learned how to prepare nutritious meals for malnourished children and pregnant mothers.
Residents say that the infection akin to Chickenpox manifests with itchy patches all over the body. It was first reported from schools but spread in the community when children returned home for holidays.
John Robert Adupa, the LC3 chairperson for Lotisan Sub County in Moroto district told URN that all the five minors who were undergoing treatment at Lodwar referral hospital have been discharged in a stable condition.
The residents say the ongoing drought has worsened the hunger situation forcing them to resort to environmentally degrading activities to get income for buying food. The leaves from the tree can be used as sauce.
Jennifer Echaat, a Senior Principal assistant nursing officer at Moroto Regional Refferal Hospital told URN that there is a surging demand for blood transfusion among patients with malaria, gunshot victims, and mothers in the labor ward yet the supply is very low.
Dr. Stephen Pande, the Director of Moroto Regional Referral Hospital, says that they want the mortuary relocated outside the hospital premises to avoid infections and create a convenient environment for the health workers and the patients.
While receiving the CT scan from the Ministry of Health Friday, Dr. Stephen Pande, the Director of Moroto Regional Referral Hospital, said they have been referring patients in need of CT scan services to Mbale Regional Referral Hospital or Mulago Specialised hospital for diagnosis.
Moses Odur, the medical Records officer is accused of extorting money mounting to 1.2 million shillings from Scovia Chero, one of the candidates who applied for the job for the position of assistant records officer.