March 2, 2024

Rise in Malaria cases worry Kibaale Authorities

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KIBAALE

Authorities in Kibaale district are worried over the increase in malaria cases, saying the figures are alarming.

The Current statistics indicate that the malaria cases registered in Kibaale district are 1,830 in a period of one month (April) which is too high.

This was revealed during a Malaria District Task Force engagement meeting held at the district headquarters with Officials from the Ministry of Health in a Campaign against Malaria, Chaired by the Resident District Commissioner Angalia Godwin Kasigwa.

RDC Angalia observed that despite the fact that the government has always provided mosquito nets to the population at a free cost, most people have not utilized them effectively.

“We are not doing well in terms of fighting malaria because in April we registered 1,830 cases. We have received mosquito nets and we are going to distribute them across the district,” Godwin said.

According to him, Kibaale District received 198,520 Mosquito nets and plans for distribution have started. 

The RDC warned the distributors not to just dump or sell off the Mosquito nets, cautioning the beneficiaries to utilize the nets well to curtail the spread of Malaria which is killing many Ugandans.

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