Ongwediva sprays against malaria

22 Oct 2013 14:50pm
ONGWEDIVA, 22 OCT (NAMPA) - The Ministry of Health and Social Services, in conjunction with the Environmental Health Division at Ongwediva, is conducting a residual spraying campaign for malaria control at the town.
The office of the town’s environmental health officer, Penda Kashihakumwa said in a media statement on Tuesday the exercise kicked off today and will end on Friday.
Kashihakumwa’s office pointed out that the Health Ministry recorded a high number of malaria cases in Ongwediva, hence the need for a spraying programme to address the situation.
Residents of the town are requested to cooperate with the spraying team by allowing them to spray their houses.
The spraying campaign is however being conducted on a voluntary basis, and residents therefore do have the right to refuse to have their residences sprayed.