Health Experts warn against self-medication
Health experts in the Ankole sub-region have asked the government to prioritize malaria prevention alongside curative measures in the fight against malaria in the region.
The call follows concerns over a surge in malaria cases in several districts in the region amidst persistent drug stock outs in most parts of the country.
The Board Chairperson National Drug Authority (NDA), Dr.Medard Bitekyerezo who said prevention against malaria will minimize malaria cases also attributed the malaria up surge to self-medication of people.
Bitekyerezo noted that this cripples the fight against malaria despite efforts by the ministry of health to have zero malaria cases.
He further appealed to the general public to sleep under treated mosquito nets.