By Gideon Tumwijukye
The Kabale District Health Officer has attributed rampant diseases in the district to failure to wash hands after visiting convenient places.
While speaking to www.mknewslink.com yesterday morning at the district headquarters, Dr. Alfred Besigensi said that majority of the people in Kabale district don’t wash their hands after; work and using toilets.
Ulcers, Dysentery, Cholera, Typhoid and Malaria diseases are the most leading diseases in Kabale district.
Besigensi added that around 20% of the patient admitted in Kabale district health facilities are suffering from diseases caused by poor Sanitation and hygiene
He further asked parents to always wash their hands and utensils before feeding their children in order to curb down the high rate of diseases in babies.
However, Besigensi cautioned public to know the use of toilets in their homes and avoid eating before washing their hands.
World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 4 percent of all deaths worldwide are a result of waterborne diseases like diarrhea, cholera, dysentery, typhoid and polio that thrive from poor sanitation.
In addition, USAID estimates that 2.1 billion people currently do not have access to safe drinking water.
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