Johnson Mubiru, a pastoralist in Kakabala village says that he has seen few flies in the swamp but didnt think they can cause harm. He has also welcomed the campaign to equip them with knowledge to protect their animals.
The equipment is being distributed under a five year cold chain equipment optimization platform aimed at increasing the coverage of immunization across the country. Vaccines have to be kept under certain temperatures to retain their potency.
Taban Yasin, the Yumbe LC V Chairperson, says the district has mobilised some funds to support the funeral of the deceased learners. He also says he will present a report before council to allocate funds for installing lightning arresters at Mingoyo primary school, other institutions and public places in the district.
However, only 21,292 girls of the 92,000 returned for the second dose of vaccine meaning that over 7000 girls didnt show up. Ayub Madoi, the Mbale District Assistant Health Officer, says for maximum protection each girl is supposed to receive 2 doses.
Samuel Nsubuga, the Kyamuswa Health Center Management Committee Chairperson, says currently medical workers and patients share a two stance pit latrine while others use the bush to answer natures call.
Dr. Moses Nkanika, the Lyantonde District Health Officer-DHO, says theres a possibility that the victims consumed meat from infected cows, sheep and goats. He says two other patients died after being referred to Mabarara Regional Hospital.
According to the Health Ministry, the funds will be used to implement a number of preventive methods including the procurement of permanent walk through scanners, surveillance in high risk districts, case management control, facilitate health workers in the high risk districts and vaccination if needed.
Mukiza told URN on his sick bed at St Ambrose Health Center III this morning that it all started when he returned home after watching the 10 oclock TV news at his neighbors residency and didnt find his wife at home.
The acting Health Center in Charge, Sarah Kabaranzi, says they dont have drugs for common medical conditions like Sexually Transmitted Diseases - STDs, respiratory Tract Infections and supplies like cannulas.
Dr. Grace Nakalyango, an expert from Hemophilia Foundation Uganda, said the risk of excessive bleeding can be managed if guidelines are followed. She however, noted that there is limited awareness about Hemophilia, adding that many people live with the condition without knowing.
Dr. Vicent Oketcho, the Chief of Party of IntraHealth International - Uganda, discloses that in some districts such as Iganga, local leaders went further to use the attendance records to make administrative decisions including payment of salaries based on the number of days worked.