Research indicated that 35 people out of 100 in Bwambara Sub County, Rukungiri District get Malaria every day.
This was on Friday at a one-day free health care services camp organized by the Rotary Club of Rukungiri Central District 9214 composed of Uganda and Tanzania held at Kikongi Health Center 2 in Kikongi Parish, Bwambara Sub County, and Rukungiri district.
According to Agaba John Paul, a laboratory technician at Rukungiri Health Center 4 Rwamahwa who led testing, they took 87 samples, 31 were positive making 35.6% which he attributed to living around the busy harboring mosquitoes and failure to sleep under mosquito nets.
Over 300 people received free health care services under Antenatal, Ulcers, HIV/AIDS counseling and testing, and other treatments for common diseases in general such as malaria.
Sister Mwesigwa Prisca, a Rotarian and retired Health worker who coordinated the camp appreciated the health workers who sacrificed their time and energy to offer free labor and exhibited a high level of commitment and pledged continuous consideration to Bwambara people since they live in a hard-to-reach area.
Morrison Patrick Murindwa, the President Rotary Club of Rukungiri Central commended people for coming in big numbers stressing they organized the camp to serve the public which is the core objective of the Rotary Club, and asked people to always follow medical instructions if they want to live longer.
Nkamubona Midius, a resident and a Village Health Team member in Rushararazi cell, Kikongi Parish reiterated that people in the area are affected by receiving insufficient services at the facility since they are always instructed to seek complementary elsewhere adding that the most serious diseases are malaria and cough noting that some are showing signs of Tuberculosis.
Jovanice Tibugyemwa, a resident of Kateramo cell, Kikongi Parish narrated that she is paralyzed in the right hand, and expressed gratitude that the community benefited a lot from the way they received satisfactory services they have been lacking.