Hoima District has received 310, 000 insecticide-treated mosquito nets in the struggle to fight malaria, according to the acting District Health Officer (DHO), Dr Lawrence Tumusiime.
The medic told this website that distribution exercise will begin on Saturday conducted by Village Health Team (VHT) members and local council authorities.
Dr Tumusiime revealed that malaria cases have by and large hit West Division, Kitoba, Kigorobya and Buseruka sub-counties, thus, calling for concerted efforts to fight it.
“Let’s us all be in the struggle of fighting malaria for a healthy population in the district,” he said.
Speaking at the handover of the nets, Mr Alex Musinguzi, from Ministry of Health emphasised transparency, cooperation and coordination during the distribution exercise.
The Hoima Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), Ms Evelyn Kobusiinge urged the populace to ensure that they join efforts with the Ministry of Health in the fight against malaria that continues to claim lives especially of children and expectant mothers.
Evelyn Kobusinge, the Assistant Chief Administrative Officer commended the Ministry of Health for the intervention saying malaria remains a top killer disease in the district.
According to records, in April 2020, outpatient attendance at Hoima Regional Referral Hospital reduced from 153,788 to 148,999, out of these, 47,042 had malaria, a reduction from 52,769 cases before schools closed due to the outbreak of COVID-19 in the country.
In 2016, Hoima received 260, 000 insecticide-treated mosquito nets.