There is a reported outbreak of Malaria in Bunambutye
resettlement camp in Bulambuli district.
The camp is home to families relocated by
government from landslide-prone areas in Manafwa, Bududa, Sironko and Namisndwa
Information from Bunambutye health centre III
shows that over 30 cases of malaria are registered each day from the
Allen Kabalayo, the Bunambutye Health Center in Charge, says
they are overwhelmed by the huge number of malaria patients from the camp.
She attributes the malaria outbreak to bushes surrounding the camp, which offer a perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes.
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Gidale Muiri Mupalya, the Bulambuli District Health
officer, says they only received 200 insecticides treated mosquito from the
Office of the Prime Minister to distribute in the camp, which couldn’t cover
He says they have finalised plans to construct
a big structure at the health centre to host OPD, a Laboratory and martinet
ward to handle the huge number of patients.