41 of the 236 women were diagnosed with PPCM, putting the prevalence of the condition at 17%. When this figure was compared with literature from elsewhere, they found the condition affects one in 1000 pregnant women in South Africa, and one in 100 in DRC and Nigeria.
Odiirah Nansamba, a Public Relations Officer in the Ministry says that the door to door exercise that is being conducted in the Karamoja region will be extended to border parts of Kenya. Every person above five years in the household will be given the oral drug.
The victim’s father says he caught Thomas Tabu, 48, having sex with his 13-year-old daughter, a Primary Four (P.4) pupil at around 3:00 pm on 18 October 2021. The case reported the case to Patiko Police Post vide SD Ref: 08/18/10/2021 leading to the suspect’s arrest on Tuesday 19.
Sister Connie Bwire, the Assistant Health Officer of Tororo District in charge of maternal health, said that they intend to distribute folic acid tablets to all girls above 15 years of age when schools reopen as part of the measures to address the problem.