Rashid Mawejje, the Public Health Promotion Team leader at OXFAM, says their initial findings indicated that most water sources in communities affected by floods were contaminated with fecal matter resulting from open defecation.
The last Cholera outbreak was reported in Bunyoro sub region on February 11, 2018, among the Congolese refugees fleeing tribal clashes between the Lendu and Bagegere in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
The mixture is machine pressed into the correct flower pot mould, dried and fired using a traditional ceramic firing kiln. It is built with tiny holes that allow water molecules to pass through, leaving larger harmful dirt and bacteria trapped in the filter. They also have a thin layer of silver nitrate infused within the filter to enhance bacteria removal.
Plastic waste has clogged the drainage channels in Ntungamo Municipality affecting the flow of runoff and waste water. The problem is mostly evident along Kapasi, Old Kabale and Kyamate roads among others.
Known to many as the home of onions, Rwahi is trading point for thousands of traders from Kampala, Tanzania, Rwanda and south Sudan. It is also a popular stop over for travelers plying the Mbarara- Kabale highway.
Mutulembye says that on Monday evening while the two women had gone to fetch water, they branched off 20 feet from the unprotected well and defecated, only to be seen by one village member who was in the garden planting some crops.
The district has no money for fuel. Instead of the chlorine disinfectant for foot bath, Byenume says they have opted for JIK which is not ideal. He says also the district has failed to station a health worker at the treatment camp in Ruunga because they cannot sustain him there.