HOMABAY COUNTY CEC HEALTH PROFESSOR RICHARD MUGA ADDRESSES COUNTY HEALTH STAFF DURING INDOOR RESIDUAL SPRAYING TRAINING AT BLUE RIDGE HOTEL-MBITA


Homabay County CEC Health Professor Richard Otieno Muga together with County Director of Preventive and Promotive Health Dr Adel Ottoman addressed the Homabay county Health staff
By: Kennedy Omolo omolokennedy1@gmail.com

On Tuesday 11th January 2022, Homabay County CEC Health Professor Richard Otieno Muga together with County Director of Preventive and Promotive Health Dr Adel Ottoman addressed the Homabay county Health staff during the IRS Training  that will take place for 7 days at Blue ridge Hotel Mbita.

Homabay County CEC Health Professor Richard Otieno Muga together with County Director of Preventive and Promotive Health Dr Adel Ottoman addressed the Homabay county Health staff

They both emphasized on the importance of the exercise which has proved as one of the best effective ways to control and prevent Malària in Homabay County.

Many malaria vectors are considered “endophilic”; that is, the mosquito vectors rest inside houses after taking a blood meal.

These mosquitoes are particularly susceptible to control through indoor residual spraying (IRS).

What Is Indoor Residual Spraying?

As its name implies, IRS involves coating the walls and other surfaces of a house with a residual insecticide. For several months ie Six to Nine months, the insecticide will kill mosquitoes  that come in contact with these surfaces. IRS does not directly prevent people from being bitten by mosquitoes. Rather, it usually kills mosquitoes after they have fed if they come to rest on the sprayed surface. IRS thus prevents transmission of infection to other persons. To be effective, IRS must be applied to a very high proportion of households in an area (usually >85%).

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