In an effort to fight against malaria, the district health officer Serere urges the community in Teso to clear bushes around their homes.
Dr Daniel Ogwal attributes the rise in malaria cases to poor use of protective measures such as sleeping under treated mosquito nets, clearing of bushes around homes and leaving stagnant water near residences.
According to him malaria is transmitted by anopheles mosquito after biting an infected person and bites another.
Ogwal articulates that due to the rise of malaria cases the medicine supplied in health centers is not enough.
However recently during his address on health and security, president Museveni revealed that the country is now faced with a rise in malaria cases that have left more than 2,489 dead in 10 months and a total of 2,773 people succumbed to the disease last year.