Mahfouz Baguma, the Arua city malaria focal point person explains that under the initiative, they intend to establish mini laboratory in some selected schools within the city to educate the learners on science of female anopheles mosquitos that causes malaria. He further notes that, the learners are expected to apply the skills they would have acquired from school to implement malaria prevention in their homes or neighborhood.
A whistleblower took advantage of Kamya's visit to the hospital and revealed that the two health workers forced her to pay Shs 20,000 for an operation, Shs 2,000 for detergent, and Shs 5,000 for using the outside toilet.
According to reports by both the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Health; at least six of the seven priority zoonotic diseases are prevalent in the sub-region. The diseases include Brucellosis, Anthrax, Trypanosomiasis, Rabies, Rift Valley Fever, plague and Black quarter, some of which also affect humans.
According to the report, Rwamwanja Refugee Settlement in Kamwenge District recorded the highest number of suicides with 12 cases, followed by Bidibidi refugee settlement in Yumbe district with 11 cases, Adjumani refugee settlement and Kyangwali Refugee Settlement in Kibuube District both recorded 7 cases.
Jimmy Itedra, the In Charge of Ayivuni health center III in the Ayivu division, explains that they ran out of stock of the HIV testing kits a month ago. He says that the shortage of kits is threatening efforts by the city to achieve the 95-95-95 targets of ending HIV by 2030.
Currently the unit has five nursing staff, three psychiatric clinical officers and one psychiatric doctor who attend to more than twenty patients daily. The unit is supposed to have ten nurses, six clinical officers and at least two psychiatric doctors.
According to security personnel in the region, there are over 360 illegal border entry points running from Koboko to Zombo District, which are often used by people to cross from Uganda to the Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC as well as South Sudan.
On Thursday, the National Water and Sewerage Cooperation (NWSC) pipelines at the bridge burst cutting off water supply to Giligili pumping station in Kasua cell, Ayivu division, and to other areas of the city.
According to the IG, the trio solicited a kickback from a supplier who was hired to offer catering services for the training of over 900 village health teams in Terego district. The event was organised by TASO-Uganda.
The vendors in the market suspect that the despicable practice is being perpetrated by intruders, especially at night. They say that the suspected intruders normally sneak into the market in the evening and hide inside some of the unoccupied stalls on the first floor and thus get locked inside the market.
Dr. Alex Andema, the Director of Arua Regional Referral Hospital, says that most survivors started experiencing visual complications on the first day of admission. He says there is a high possibility City 5 Gin contained Methanol that causes blindness.
The spraying exercise is part of a two-year programme funded by the Global Fund. The intervention will cover nine highly burdened districts namely Adjumani, Moyo, Yumbe, Obongi, Koboko, Maracha, Arua, Madi Okollo and Terego.