I’m Dr.Richard Mugahi Adyeeri the Assistant Commissioner Ministry of Health in charge of Reproductive Health.
Before I joined the ministry, I worked with Kabarole district as District Health Officer (DHO). “I really appreciate PLATFORM for the NEEDY (PLANE) for being on forefront in the fight against malaria. Late 2017, PLANE got funding from PACE-Uganda to create awareness on malaria prevention in communities and schools”.
The campaign helped in the reduction of malaria cases in the rural communities. I recall before we embarked on community awareness using BAHEMUKA drama on radio and outreaches, the prevalence was high. At a health centre III, they could record 120 malaria cases a week but after the campaign, it reduced to between 10-20 cases which was a big improvement.
Through their radio drama BAHEMUKA on Voice of Tooro fm, they have helped sensitize our people on other health related issues like family planning, Domestic Violence, Children and Women Rights abuse, home sanitation, personal hygiene and HIV/AIDS.