By Elly Karenzi
The Regional health integration enhance services co-ordinator ,South West, Uganda,under USAID from the American people, Mr. Ayebazibwe Ganaafa, yesterday said the organization plans to distribute vegetable seedlings to parents across Ibanda municipal council as one way of its intervention for boosting households incomes and to fight poor feeding among the children who are below five years.
Mr. Ganaafa said parents need to practice a mechanized agriculture by planting green vegetables and fruits such as Dodo, tomatoes, cabbage, carrots. Paw paws, mangos, ovacados among others which can be planted on small land in the compounds near their homes.
He revealed this while meeting VHTs and health workers from government and private ealt facilities who attended a one day work shop at Bufunda health centre 3 yesterday. The meeting discussed issues pertaining to improving strategies in fight against HIV/Aids in Uganda ,malaria, drug users, homo sexuall and poor eating among the children.
Mr. Ganaafa,said it is,therefore the desire of his organization targeting to assist Ugandans especially the key population like drivers on long routes, fish fork a long the lakes, Bodaboda operators, female sex workers and Bar attendants to access laboratory services to help curb the HIV epidemic.
“Let us seriously commit time and resources to beefing up the health sector, so that we do not have our lives ending prematurely for lack of adequate health care” Mr. Ganaafa emphasized.
Mrs. Mabel Busingye, a senior female nurse at Bufunda health centre 3 ,urged parents to always take their children for immunization exercise while old people should go for blood testing as the health centre provides laboratory services for STDS and other diseases.. She added that another service available at Bufunda healh centre 3 includes the RUTAFA food for nutrition babies.
A total of 11,520 of latex male condoms were distributed and handed over to VHTS members for the distribution to the people in Bufunda, Kyaruhanga,Kigarama, Kagongo and Rugazi wards.