DDT use starts in July

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DDT use starts in July By Alfred Wasike

UGANDA is set to start spraying homes countrywide with DDT (dichloro-diphenyl-trichloroethane) against malaria in July, the Government has announced.

In preparation for the DDT anti-malarial strategy, the US has given Uganda US$10m to fight malaria.

The US President George Bush anti-malarial initiative has chosen three African countries; uganda, Tanzania and Angola, former health minister Jim Muhwezi said.

Uganda loses over US$700m per year to malaria (more money than Uganda gets from donors to balance its budget), while between 100,000 and 120,000 people are killed by malaria annually, the Government says.

Muhwezi said the spraying was being coordinated at continental level by an organisation called WHO-AFRO.

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