By Martha Nakimuli
Buganda Kingdom has received free deforming tablets from World Vision.The non governmental organization has donated deworming tablets to Buganda in a bid to improve people’s health conditions .
The medicine worth 8 million shillings comprised of 10 boxes of Albendazole with each box containing 40 tins of 500 tablets in each. Albendazole is an effective medication for deworming children and adults.
The consignment also contained 600 pairs of shoes for children under the age of 12 years in an effort to fight jiggers among children in Buganda especially in rural areas.
While receiving the consignment, the minister for Health in Buganda Kingdom, Nelson Kawalya commended World Vision for its charity and more especially the medical aid given to people across the world.
He said that the donation to Buganda is going benefit many people especially in rural areas where children are rarely dewormed and are the most vulnerable to be attacked by jiggers. He added that the donation has come at a time when the Kingdom is spearheading a campaign to fight jiggers from Buganda.
Kawalya however urged parents to be more cautious on the kind of food they give to their children as a way of reducing worms among children which retard their stead growth and to improve on the hygiene conditions within their homes.
The drug consignment and the shoes were given to Alice Zalwango, a commissioner of Health in Buganda Kingdom who delivered them to the minister at Bulange, Mengo.