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Government To Distribute 24million Mosquito Nets

Health Minister Jane Ruth Acheng

The ministry of Health has Tuesday announced an oncoming distribution 24million mosquito nets to Ugandans, viagra dosage http://csnn.ca/wp-includes/class-wp-site-query.php targeting majorly those in the areas with highest prevalence first.

This activity is expected to push the country to the pre-elimination stage of malaria.

The distribution according to the health ministry will run from December 9th 2016 to April 24th 2017 and it will be phased in eight waves.

“I must say we are in the right direction; Uganda has reduced the prevalence from 52 percent to 27 percent. In areas like Kampala, pills http://chrisroberson.net/wp-admin/includes/export.php the prevalence has dramatically dropped to as low as 2%, http://cirgroup.com/typo3conf/ext/realurlmanagement/class.ux_sc_mod_tools_log_index.php ” Minister of Health Hon Jane Ruth Aceng said.

In her remarks at the Uganda Media Centre Hon Aceng said that the nets were tested and certified by the National Bureau of Standards (UNBS).

“Our people should rest assured that the nets will be safe and should not get scared of sleeping under them; more so pregnant women who think that the chemical might cause miscarriages,” she added.

Registration for the beneficiaries Achieng said, will start this month and people will be notified through announcements on radios and through their local leaders. Each household will receive two mosquito nets and only those registered will benefit.

“I appeal to the communities not to misuse the nets or use them for any other purposes. Health workers should embark on sensitising the people on the benefits of using the mosquito nets”

In 2014 the government of Uganda distributed 21.5 million nets.

 

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