John Kyeyune, the Kapeeka sub county LC V councilor, says a secondary school in his area recently hired a private health worker to conduct tests and vaccinate students against Hepatitis B but few month later two cases were detected at the school.
Opendi said they hope this can be done in the first half of the 2019/2020 financial year to allow government to mobilise resources for drugs and increase funding to the National Medical Stores to avoid drug stock outs.
A person infected with Bilharzia develops swelling stomach, cough, headache, fever, vomits blood at advanced stages and if not timely treated, it results into death. It can affect body parts like nervous system, lungs and the brain.
The plan involves strengthening operational support to negotiate better access to communities; increase support for humanitarian coordination; and bolster preparedness and readiness planning for the Goma region, and in countries that share borders with the Democratic Republic of Congo.