Larviciding involves the regular application of microbial insecticides to breeding areas like swamps and stagnant water to reduce the adult population of mosquitoes and control the number of those that bite and infect humans with malaria.
During the Diocesan Health Assembly, where the level of health services in the area is assessed, Fr. Katabaazi emphasized the importance of providing holistic healthcare to patients to ensure that no conditions go untreated.
The President noted that the VAMED Engineering Gmbh team had brought in cheaper finances with an interest rate below 1 percent proposed for the project compared to the 5 percent interests the Finance Ministry has been signing in the past.
Dr. Mukembo expressed excitement about the appointment and pledged to deliver his best to the Board with the trust invested in him. “Am humbled to add another stone to our country’s building and elevate the name of Gulu University higher," he said,
James Ojwang, the Acting Principal Administrator of Gulu Regional Referral Hospital says the hospital launched the operation of the CT scan a week ago after sourcing a radiologist from Gulu University through a partnership deal.
Persons living with albinism need sunscreen creams as vital commodities that provide them with protection from ultraviolet sunrays; which expose them to high risks of getting skin cancer. The creams are however categorized as luxurious lotions, which renders them unaffordable.
Residents say that the infection akin to Chickenpox manifests with itchy patches all over the body. It was first reported from schools but spread in the community when children returned home for holidays.
Dr Jane Ruth Aceng said NTDs which include bilharzia, buruli ulcers, brucellosis, trachoma, river blindness, worms, elephantiasis, kala azar, jiggers, snakebite envenoming, rabies and leprosy among others have no budget line in the ministry yet they still badly affect especially the rural poor.
Dr. Mukuzi Muhereza, a health practitioner and former Secretary General of the Uganda Medical Association told URN that both health workers in the Outpatient and Inpatient units are seeing a lot of cases return to the hospital sometimes with severe malaria shortly after completing their initial doses.
Beatrice Chemisto, the Acting Ntungamo District Health Officer, says that the escalation of the malaria cases in the last three years is of concern since the district wasn't among those prone to malaria cases.
Kawooya explained that despite the various preventive measures the country has previously rolled out which include the distribution of free insecticide-treated bed nets, indoor residue spraying, and mobilizing communities to regularly slash their compounds among other interventions, the country is continuing to grapple with high Malaria prevalence.
Dr. Stephen Pande, the Director of Moroto Regional Referral Hospital, says that they want the mortuary relocated outside the hospital premises to avoid infections and create a convenient environment for the health workers and the patients.
Through the EMTCT approach, a woman living with HIV is enrolled on antiretroviral treatment and closely monitored during pregnancy, to achieve viral load suppression, which according to medics virtually eliminates the possibility of transmitting the virus to the newborn child; also referred to as vertical transmission of the virus.
Speaking at the pass out of the CHEWs after completing their six months of training on Sunday, Dr. Jane Aceng, the Health Minister, said that since most diseases are preventable, the CHEWs will be responsible for identifying health challenges within the community and reporting them on time so that surveillance team can find out what the problem is.