Among the measures employed to end malaria in Uganda is the mass sensitization about the use of and distribution of the Long Lasting Insecticidal Treated Nets.
Government, through the Ministry of Health has since embarked on the distribution of treated mosquito nets to all households across the various districts in the country propelled by the “Under the Net” campaign that is now in the third wave of distribution.
In the ongoing wave 3 of the net distribution; a team from the Ministry of Health yesterday conducted support supervision in Mpigi and Mityana Districts.
Dr Diana Atwine, the Permanent Secretary at Ministry of Health noted that the nets are being delivered to people’s households and cautioned that it is everyone’s duty to sleep under the net for their own safety.
The Director General Health Services, Dr Henry Mwebesa who participated in the supervision noted thus; “we supervised the ongoing mosquito net distribution activities in Mpigi and urged the communities to use and sleep under the net every night to protect themselves from Malaria.”
The team later visited Mpigi HC IV to follow up complaints from the communities and proceeded to Mityana Hospital.
This visit, Dr. Mwebesa said, was aimed at improving health service delivery and ensure it conforms with the Ministry’s standards.
“Ministry of Health is committed to improving service delivery for all Ugandans,” he said.