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Kyabazinga Set for Health Sensitization Tour in Busoga Kingdom

Dr. Steven Senyonjo, a Public Health Consultant at Jinja Regional Referral Hospital, says there is need to transform the mindset of people in Busoga sub region on personal hygiene and sanitation in homes. He says in 2009 some of the people attributed the problem of jiggers in the region on the conflict over the Kyabanzinga, a thing he says is false.
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William Gabula Nadiope IV, the Kyabazinga of Busoga is set to tour the 11 chiefdoms in his territory next month to promote sanitation and hygiene in homes. 

Sheila Gandi Birungi, State Minister for Health in Busoga Kingdom, says the Kyabazinga hopes to sensitise his subjects on safe water usage, personal hygiene and construction of toilets to prevent hygiene related illnesses.

The tour comes at a time when Namayingo, Bugiri and Mayuge districts, all in Busoga kingdom, are battling cholera. Scores of people have died of cholera and several other hospitalised in the three districts since April this year.

Several people have also been afflicted by jiggers in Busoga region raising concerns about domestic hygiene. According to Gandi, in addition to officials from the kingdom they also expect district, municipal and sub county leaders to join the Kyabazinga on the tour.

Michael Bwamiki, the Namayingo District Health Educator has welcomed the intervention of the kingdom to supplement their efforts to sensitise residents about sanitation and hygiene.

He says the intervention of the cultural institution will go a long way in changing people's perception on boiling water, construction of latrines and defecating on Lake Victoria shores in Namayingo district.

Dr. Steven Senyonjo, a Public Health Consultant at Jinja Regional Referral Hospital, says there is need to transform the mindset of people in Busoga sub region on personal hygiene and sanitation in homes. He says in 2009 some of the people attributed the problem of jiggers in the region on the conflict over the Kyabanzinga, a thing he says is false.

He says some people in cholera hit areas think having latrines is a taboo. He is optimistic that the intervention of Busoga kingdom officials will break all the barriers to good public health, which has led to people to suffer from avoidable diseases in Busoga kingdom. 

This will be the first tour of Gabula in his kingdom since he was coronated in 2014.

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