Malaria prevalence in Migori had dropped by 10% in the last 12 days in what experts attribute to continued preventive control measures.

While speaking during the second launch of the indoor residual malaria control spray, Migori county’s officer in charge of Health Kephas Nyamita said the prevalence rate has dropped from 40% to 30% in five of the eight sub counties in Migori.

The health officer said that the Malaria spray will however not factor in the Kuria community citing low prevalence rate of below 5% and scarce resources from the county government.

He added that they shall at the same time roll out another phase of mass distribution of mosquito nets to households mapped for the exercise.

The Migori county chief officer in charge of Public Health Anne Omollo cautioned locals against using the mosquito nets for the unintended purpose.

She said in the recent past, a good number of the mosquito nets have always found their way into the lake where they are used for harvesting sardines (omena).

By LTN Reporter.