13 January 2008

Uganda: Spraying of DDT Begins Next Month

Kampala — THE Ministry of Health will next month begin the spraying of DDT in people's residences to combat malaria.

"We shall begin with the endangered district of Apac which has the highest infected mosquito bites in the world. We hope to have covered 15 districts by the end of this year," said Dr. Lugemwa Myers, a researcher for the national malaria control programme.

He added that the programme would then roll on to other districts in the south western and northern regions. "In the last three months, we have sensitised leaders in all those districts." Dr. Lugemwa said the spraying would have begun in July last year but they lacked funds.

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