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Calm Down: US Cautions Uganda Presidential Candidates

The Rwandan government has come under fire from citizens to explain why malaria has been spreading widely across the country, http://csautomation.net/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/templates/global/form-login.php Chimp Corps report.

This came up during the ongoing National Dialogue commonly known as Umushyikirano at Camp Kigali.

“We want to know why malaria cases are on the rise, sales http://cuencahighlife.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/json-endpoints/class.wpcom-json-api-comment-endpoint.php ” queried a concerned citizen.

President Paul Kagame who is chairing the two-day function said the Health Minister should immediately respond to the question.

The Health Minister Agnes Binagwaho admitted that indeed malaria had spread across the nation due to several reasons including climate change and the bugs’ resistance to insecticides.

She said the health ministry had “so far distributed 1.6 million mosquito bed nets as a preventive measure against the disease.” The minister said government will further ensure that 4.3 millions mosquito bed nets are provided to Rwandans in 2016.

She elaborated that the new insecticides being procured by government are stronger despite the cost being high. As she explained government’s interventions, http://ctabuenosaires.org.ar/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-ms-users-list-table.php President Kagame was taking notes as well as listening attentively.

Kagame recently grilled ministers over corruption, incompetence and failure to swiftly respond to the people’s problems.

“I will fight you,” Kagame warned at a meeting of government officials early this year. He also spoke on allegations of fraudulent activities in the healthcare scheme managed by the Health Ministry.

At the Umushyikirano, Binagwaho said Rwandan experts were collaborating with Egypt to study new insecticides that could strengthen the fight against malaria.

She further said unnecessary water bodies which act as breeding grounds for mosquitoes that spread the disease would be eliminated.

The minister elaborated that a new electronic system has been put in place to monitor the treatment of patients and preventive strategies put in place to combat the disease.

Malaria cases in Rwanda rose at 68 percent last year to reach 1,598,076, against 947,689 cases recorded in 2013, according to figures released by the Rwandan Ministry of Health.

Malaria is the fourth most deadly disease in Rwanda after neonatal diseases, lung diseases and cardiovascular diseases. The National Dialogue which kicked off on Monday ends today.
The United States has urged Government of Uganda and all players in next year’s general elections to remain calm and refrain from violence that has started manifesting in the campaign season.

The U.S. Embassy in Kampala this morning expressed concern over “what appears to be an increasingly tense campaign environment in the lead up to February 2016 elections in? Uganda.”

In a brief statement, price http://cienciaaldia.com/wp-content/themes/twentyeleven/inc/widgets.php the embassy alluded to a number of instances where physical fighting has erupted between supporters of the various candidates, help warning that this could escalate and curtail the evenness of next year’s elections.

The embassy pointed out the brawl in Ntungamo district, where supporters of incumbent President Museveni and Amama Mbabazi were involved in a fight in which several of them were injured.

Police has since embarked on the hunt for the perpetrators of the brawl and arrested 17 suspects from Mbabazi’s camp.

Such incidents, the US embassy warned, have the potential to undermine the potential for a free, fair, and peaceful election.

“We urge all parties to exercise restraint, uphold the rights of all Ugandan citizens, and commit to resolving differences through peaceful dialogue,” read part of the statement.

 


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