Bukedi sub-region to receive new high-level malaria prevention technology

Watchdog Uganda,  WATCHDOG,  2023.

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni together with a group of scientists have agreed to start with Bukedi Sub-region as a pilot area for a new mosquito radiation sterilisation technology aimed at preventing malaria. “Let us start with the Bukedi Sub- region to pilot this method since the area has got a lot of water, flat area, and stagnant water. This will help us solve the problem of mosquitoes and have less patients,” President Museveni noted. Speaking during a meeting at State House, Entebbe yesterday, the President said if the study works out in Bukedi, the technology will then be spread to other areas around the country. “Sterilisation of the male mosquitoes or tsetse flies is something we have been talking about for a long time. But now, you have come, good, I support it, go ahead and have like a pilot effort which will result into a study and conclusion,” he appealed.

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