Health ministry dispatches indoor residual spraying to curb malaria

The Director General Health Services, Henry Mwebesa, flagged off logistics for Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS) as one of the key Malaria interventions in 13 districts in West Nile and Lango sub-regions.

The ministry of health has dispatched logistics for indoor residual spraying to thirteen districts in West Nile and Lango sub-regions as one of the key Malaria interventions.

The Director General of Health Services, Henry Mwebesa, oversaw the flag-off. Mwebesa said the logistics dispatched today for this exercise include gum boats, insecticide, pumps, information materials, long and short gloves and face shields.

The districts that will be covered under this exercise are Madi Okollo, Koboko, Terego, Maracha, Adjumani, Arua, Yumbe, Moyo, Obongi in West Nile and Dokolo, Kalaki, Amolator and Kaberamaido in Lango.

“When a mosquito comes into contact with a sprayed surface, it absorbs a lethal dose of insecticide, thereby reducing its lifespan,” the ministry explained how spraying works.

“The chemical which will be used in the exercise is Fudora Fusion, certified by the World Health Organization (WHO) and Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS).

It has been tested and causes no harm to human beings,” the minister assured the public of their safety.

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