The District Health Office, Dr. Serino Acar says the money is needed to support VHTS and village chairperson on case finding as well as support the district health systems on response and management mechanisms.
Kotido District is seeking for 15.8 million shillings to improve
the Cholera response plan following the growing number of cases reported each
By Tuesday, there were 27 active cases and on average at least 5-7 cases are
admitted for care each day, according to records. Last month, the death toll from Cholera Cases in Kotido district reached
The District Health Office, Dr Serino Acar says the money is needed to support
Village Health Teams- VHTS and village chairperson on case findings, sensitization as well as
support the district health systems on response and management mechanisms.
He said part of the money would also facilitate the health personnel.
The district continues battling cholera that has since claimed 13
persons out of the 308 cases reported in the district since July.
“We need support to conduct case findings at the community level through
village health teams and village chairpersons. We are still engaging our
partners; some are coming on board to support us on sensitization but we need
to strengthen case finding mechanism and we don’t have financial resources.”
The Resident District Commissioner, Peter Logiro says there is a positive
response from the health ministry and several partners like UNICEF and World Health
Organization-WHO that have continued to support the district health team on
Logiro, however, underscored the need for financial and logistical support to
the district on response to the outbreak.
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Kotido is the second district in Karamoja to confirm a cholera
outbreak this year after Moroto district where the ministry had to carry out a
mass vaccination program targeting persons from 1 year and above.