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TIPS ON MALARIA

  • HOW CAN MOSQUITOES BE CONTROLLED?

    Mosquitoes around the home can be reduced significantly by minimizing the amount of standing water available for mosquito breeding. Residents are urged to reduce standing water around the home in a variety of ways.

  • HOW CAN I PROTECT MYSELF FROM MOSQUITO-BORN DISEASES?

    The best way is to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes.This can be accomplished using personal protecting  while outdoors when mosquitoes are present. Treated bed nets should be used sleeping. Mosquito repellent should be used when outdoor.

  • WHO ARE AT RISK?


    Nearly half of the world’s population is at risk of getting malaria. Pregnant women are particularly at risk of malaria. Children under 5 years are at high risk of malaria.
     

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MAKERERE IN POST-DISCHARGE MALARIA PREVENTION STUDY

 
Makerere University  has  partnered  with  Masaka,  Hoima  and Jinja  hospitals to  conduct a Post  Discharge  Malaria  Prevention  Study  following  the  increased  number  of  children who  die  of  aneamia related-severe malaria within six months after being discharged from hospitals.
 
According to researchers, among what they will be looking for is why children succumb and the  appropriate remedies for the complication. 
 
Statistics indicate that one in five children below 5 years will die after being discharged from a local  hospital in the above areas due to severe malaria.  
 
According to Dr. Florence Gumisiriza, the Director Masaka Referral hospital, they admit about 20  children under five years suffering from Malaria and anemia daily. Credit: The Independent Uganda