The Oyam district Chairman, Nelson Adea Akar has this morning of Thursday 18th, March 2021 reported that Malaria being one of the deadliest ill health in Uganda, sleeping under treated Mosquito nets doesn’t guarantee one not capacity of getting infected.
Adea in an opening hour of, “Strengthening Uganda’s Response to Malaria, SURMa project conference at ST Lira hotel”, said the vector for Malara transmission is everywhere and the best way to curb down the level of transmission is to find ways of getting rid of the vector itself.
“When I was still in Lira, we used to move to homesteads to help pour oil on stagnant water and also destroy these breeding places for the mosquitos. This helped a lot in reducing the infectionsbin our time and this practice has to continue everywhere in Lango”, said Nelson Adea.
SURMa is a project innnitiated by Malaria Consortium organisation with support from the ministry of health Uganda.
Malaria Consortium, in partnership with UNICEF, is supporting the Ministry of Health to implement a project funded by UK aid (from the UK government) in 25 districts in mid-northern Uganda, to support efforts to reduce malaria-related morbidity and mortality.
The Strengthening Uganda’s Response to Malaria (SURMa) project will be implemented in eight districts in Acholi, nine in Lango, and eight in Karamoja.
Working closely with districts and other partners, the project aims to improve access to and uptake of high-quality malaria prevention and control services.
The SURMa project will build community-level capacity to diagnose and treat malaria and, in line with Uganda’s Mass Action Against Malaria strategy, will take the fight against malaria to the household level, highlighting the roles individuals can play in preventing transmission.
The delivery of project activities will be led by the respective districts to promote ownership and ensure sustainability, while Malaria Consortium will provide technical support and supervision to village health teams (VHTs) and community health extension workers (CHEWs).