Huye District records low prevalence of Malaria over the last seven years

Huye District records low prevalence of Malaria over the last seven years

Huye District’s National Strategy for Transformation (NST1) has achieved a significant milestone in malaria prevention over the past seven years of the country’s development trajectory.

The achievement was lauded on June 21, by Etienne Habyarimana, Director of Public Healthi in Huye district during an interview with ABASIRWA, a union of journalists in AIDS prevention.The union is supported by Rwanda Biomedical Center (RBC).

Hakizimana revealed that the district has implemented a comprehensive approach to reduce malaria, involving strong partnerships between hospitals, health centers, and community health workers.

The district conducted indoor spraying across households and introduced long-lasting insecticide-treated nets (LLINs) to combat pests.

Data indicates that Huye has recorded zero malaria deaths in the last two years of NST1, with the district’s infection rate now at zero percent.

Malaria morality rate over 100,000 population is 0.0 vis à vis national target of 3.

Malaria incidence over 1000 population in Huye is 0.5 vis à national target of 10.

“Frankly speaking, Malaria is no longer a burden here. We have seen no one dying of Malaria due to the measures”. Hakizimana told the journalists.

He thanks the unwavering support from University Teaching Hospital of Butare (CHUB), health centers and the community health workers.

Head of Sovu Health Center, Sister Solange Uwanyirigira, announced that malaria is no longer a significant issue, as they can only receive less than two cases per day.

“Malaria can be easily treated with early care, and the government’s commitment to eradicating it is appreciated, as evidenced by a year without malaria deaths at a center.” She said.

Community health workers played a crucial role in educating people about the dangers of Malaria.

They also sensitized them on sleeping under insecticide-treated mosquito nets and consulting health workers in case they manifest Malaria symptoms.

Jean de Dieu Ngabonzima, a Huye sector resident, confirmed that the general public is following the prescribed medication to combat the disease.

Huye district is constructing 20 health posts and enhancing community health worker capacity to combat Malaria.

Etienne Habyarimana, Director of Public Healthi in Huye
Head of Sovu Health Center, Sister Solange Uwanyirigira

THE RWANDASUN

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