Environmental & Analytical Toxicology

ISSN: 2161-0525

Open Access

Sekimpi D

Uganda National Association of Community and Occupational Health (UNACOH), Plot 37/41, Buganda Road, Kampala, Uganda

  • Research Article   
    Acute Pesticide Poisoning Case Registration in UgandaÔ????s Health Care Facilities
    Author(s): Sekabojja D*, Atuhaire A, Nabankema V, Sekimpi D, Bainomugisa C and Jørs E

    Background: Over the years, synthetic pesticides use in Uganda has been on the rise mainly in combating pests, disease pathogens, and disease vectors, both in agriculture and public health. Although there is an increased import and use, the limited user knowledge has resulted into exposure to the toxic products causing both intentional and non-intentional poisonings. This study evaluates a simple tool to register acute pesticide poisoning cases in selected community health facilities. Method: In 2013, a total of 66 health care workers from 66 health facilities serving a population of 367,169 and 2.007 million in Pallisa and Wakiso districts respectively were trained on diagnosis, treatment, registration and reporting of acute pesticide poisoning. In addition over 250 members of Village Health Teams were trained to sensitise and refer any vic.. Read More»

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