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MOSQUITO NETS NOT EFFECTIVE IN MALARIA FIGHT- HEALTH EXPERTS

Kampala - Health expert in Malaria control have pointed out that Mosquito net usage have not proved effective in malaria control for years now. The Public Health scientists attribute this to improper net usage by the people especially in the rural areas. The Malaria resurgence was a result of government’s decision to suspend Indoor residual spraying that had helped in reducing malaria rates.

This was revealed during the 12th annual Scientific Conference organized by Makerere University College of Health Sciences in Kampala. Malaria has been a monster killer disease that has threatened lives in the sub Saharan region, with governments struggling to increase budgets in the fight against the disease, but all in vain. Among measures championed by the Uganda to curb malaria prevalence, in November 2013, the government started the distribution of millions of mosquito nets across the country.

At the heel of all this, health Scientists have affirmed that findings indicate that mosquito nets have not proved effective in malaria control for various reasons as Prof Moses Kamya, Dean Makerere University School of Medicine affirms. PROF. Moses Kamya –DEAN MAKERERE SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

Professor Kamya adds that the withdrawal of indoor Residual spray also increased the resurgence of malaria in the country side. PROF. Moses Kamya –DEAN MAKERERE SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

Prof. Moses Kamya –says using Artemisinin-based Combination Therapy ACTs are effective in malaria control and promptly can help in curbing down malaria prevalence. PROF. Moses Kamya –DEAN MAKERERE SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

Scientists also said using microscopic mode diagnosing malaria, some malaria cases cannot be registered, while the disease has also become resistant to some of the drugs