LIRA â€” The Government has started a programme to provide treatment for malaria at the community and household levels.
LIRA â€” The Government has started a programme to provide treatment for malaria at the community and household levels. The principal health-training officer, James Oguttu Ofono, said this recently at a workshop on the home-based management of malaria strategy at All Nations Christian Care Centre. Oguttu said the programme will start with children below five years but will later cover all ages.
LIRA â€” Northern region has the highest number of the poor, with 37% of the residents living below the poverty line. Rosette Nayenga, a policy analyst with the ministry of finance, said the Joseph Kony-led rebellion and the displacement of people has condemned residents to live under biting poverty. Those below the poverty line cannot afford the basic needs of life such as food and shelter.
KAMPALA â€” Emergency calls to the Police will soon receive prompt response because the force is decentralising its toll free 999 system calls to the seven divisions. The assistant commissioner of Police, Paul Nasimolo, said they were working together with uganda telecom to enable emergency calls go to particular stations in those areas.Ends