Over 450 people have been killed by malaria prevalence in the County of Kisumu in the past one year that’s according to the statistics in the county and the County Government admits that there is still much more that need to be done for Kisumu to make it a malaria free zone.
The lack of a number of resources in the county has been an impediment to the fight against malaria, which is causing more deaths each and every day. Increasing the global figure of malaria deaths to 584,000 every year.
We lack very many resources in the county health ministry to help fight malaria and we are doing all necessary to make sure that we meet the requirement of making our county malaria free zone” said Kisumu County Cabinet Secretary of Health Dr. Elizabeth Ogaja.
Dr. Elizabeth who spoke in Kisumu to mark World Malaria Day 2015 joined the rest of the world to celebrate this day said that Malaria remains second major challenge in the health department of Kisumu County.
The County Cabinet Minister said that they are going to come up with a Health Strategy Paper in two months time. This strategy paper will help in preventing malaria and will mostly be used and implemented by the Community Health Workers in Kisumu County.
She also added that for Community Health Workers to deliver their work promptly they need to be remunerated to boost their morale.
The County Chief Officer of Health Dr. Ojwang Lusi cautioned those who abuse the use mosquito nets by re-purposing them for uses they are not meant for. He said that such people action will be taken against them
Some of us here are using these mosquito nets to fence vegetables in the gardens , some uses them to cover tree and the worst part is that some have explore the use to go fishing with these nets in the lake we will arrest you, cautioned Ojwang that the nets must be used for their intend purpose.
Ojwang said that for them to make the county a Malaria Free Zone they will take bill in the county assembly to make sure all those in the line to fight malaria just do that.
He further said that malaria drugs are available in Kisumu County public hospitals free of charge. Dr. Ojwang warned that those taking payments for malaria drugs will have action taken against them.
Kisumu County Governor Ranguma, said that the Community Health Workers will be facilitated with stipends to enable them continue with their good work in the fight against malaria.
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