Victims of floods in
Dokolo District have received free mosquito nets from Children
Chance International and Lira NGO Forum.
The mosquito nets were given to children and pregnant
mothers from the over 5,000 households affected by the floods in different sub
counties within the District.
The victims are staying at Kachung Junior Primary
school in Agwata Sub county, Bata Ebwol and Awelo parishes in Adeknino sub
A total of 500 mosquito nets were distributed at Kachung
and Adeknino respectively.
It is believed that the upsurge in water levels
resulting into floods in the District also resulted to the increase in malaria
prevalence especially among the communities living in the flooded areas.
Josephine Abelo from Acungapenyi village and a
mother of six children says her children have been falling sick because they
were sleeping without mosquito net after missing the one from government.
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Tom Alele Omara, a 58-year-old resident of
Acungapenyi village testifies says he was not sleeping well due to bites by mosquito from the flooded water in his neighborhood. He is optimistic
that with the nets, his sleeping routine will improve.
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Josephine okello tom, a mother of four who thought she
would have to look for ways of securing her children’s treatment is
now excited that she finally got a mosquito
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Cue out: … omao pacu oko.”//
Kenneth Odur, the Executive Director of Children Chance International (CCI) says the pregnant mothers and children were
targeted because they are more at risk of being adversely affected by malaria.
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Bruno Odur, the project assistant
at Lira NGO Forum urged the beneficiaries not to misused the nets by using them as
fishing nets or ropes for tying goats but rather sleep under to safeguard their
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Government of Uganda through the Ministry of Health
carried out a mass distribution of mosquito nets in the region although over 7,077
households in Dokolo district missed out.
Unfortunately, most of these households are in the
areas of Adeknino Sub County and Agwata Town council which are badly affected by floods.