Government to opt for mosquito repellent paint as a solution against malaria

By Deo Wasswa

The ministry of health needs not less than 2.5 billion Uganda shillings per district to roll out the exercise of indoor residual spray of insecticides to curb spread of Malaria among communities.

According to the minister state for general duties, Sarah Opendi, currently the exercise is in 14 districts out of the 121 districts in Uganda.

She however, urged the technical team at the ministry of health to identify some people within the private sector who can be able to provide the indoor residual spraying to those who can afford to pay. Opendi adds that the ministry is discussing with a Japanese paint Company to avail a mosquito repellent paint.

Uganda is among many of countries that joined the rest of the world to commemorate the malaria international day.