Iddi Bateganya, the Iganga hospital senior administrator says the hospital gets Ugx 3 million to cover all its utility bills on a quarterly basis. This includes maintenance of cars, generators, and water, Fuel and electricity bills. According to Bateganya, the money is not enough to clear the bills which stretch to Ugx 7 Million.
Uganda spends up to US$8.1 Million on access to health facilities majorly to treat hygiene related illnesses. Another US$ 147 million is spent on deaths arising out of hygiene related infections, and US$1.9 million on epidemic outbreaks resulting from poor hygiene, Prime Minister, Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda says.
The disease presents itself with wounds all over the skin of an infected animal, tears and a discharge of mucus from the Nose and mouth, coughing, lack of appetite and breathing difficulties. According to Wandukwa, the infected animals die within a few days since the disease has no cure.
Dr. Nicholas Kauta, the Director of Animal Resources at the Directorate of Animal Resources, Department of Livestock Health and Entomology said the suspension was done following a remarkable improvement of Foot and Mouth disease situation in the country.
WHO attributes this success to increased access to insecticide-treated bed nets, and points out that a record 214 million bed nets are scheduled for delivery to endemic countries in Africa by year-end. These include Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Cameroon, Chad, Gabon, Burundi, Rwanda, Somalia, Sudan and Tanzania among others