Kabale Receives 160,720 Mosquito Nets

KABALE – Kabale District in South Western Uganda registered a reduction in malaria cases in the months between January and June, according reports from health officials.

The Kabale District Health Educator Alfred Besigensi told our reporter that the district registered a total of 7022 cases of malaria in 2022 whereas 2709 cases of malaria have been recorded between January and June 2023.

Statistics from the Health department indicate that 1991 cases were confirmed from 19419 tests in the first quarter of 2022, 1744 cases were confirmed from 153330 tests in the second quarter, 1672 cases were confirmed from 16772 tests in the third quarter of 2022 and 1615 cases were confirmed from 15883 tests.

This is in comparison of 1445 cases that were confirmed from 13918 tests and 1264 cases that were confirmed from 15128 tests in the first and second quarter of 2023 respectively.

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In a bid to enforce Prevention measures, the district yesterday received a total of 160,720 mosquito nets from the National Medical stores.

He added that the drop in the malaria cases shouldn’t excite people because more needs to be done.

He is now appealing to residents to continue implementing all malaria control measures such as destroying mosquito breeding places especially during the rainy season and sleeping under insecticide treated mosquito nets.

CUE IN BESIGENSI….ON MALARIA..RR/ENG//

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