Sanitation and hygiene related diseases among children below ten years attending Bumanya Health Center IV, Kaliro District, Eastern Uganda

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Kampala International University; School of Health Sciences
preventable diseases associated to sanitation and hygiene as compared to their counter parts the was under speculations that the care takers, health workers and the government share the blame. The study was carried out among the patients At Bumanya Health Centre IV while targeting the District since it's the main health facility in Kaliro District at referral level and therefore serving the patients for the five Sub Counties of Namwiwa, Nawaikoke, Gadumire, Namugongo and Bumanya which make up Kaliro District hence able to provide enough statistical information to assess the whole District. The respondents were randomly selected irrespective of their Sub Counties. The study was undertaken to find out the sanitation and hygiene related diseases, their predisposing factors and control measures among the patients below ten years of age attending the health facility. The research question was based on the named factors and literature review followed the same pattern. Information collection was through interview schedules and questionnaires. The collected data was compiled and analysed leading to the findings that diarrhea and intestinal nematodes infections are the most common diseases in the category, behavior characters arc the most predisposing factors and preventions being the best control measures. It was then recommended that most focused should be put on diarrheal disease and that the care takers should be advised and taught to modify the house hold behavioral characters as well as prevention measures both by the community and the government rather than re lying on curatives which are at a large extent government aided and need time to be implemented and budgeted for.
A research report submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the Award of a Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Community Health of Kampala International University Uganda
Sanitation and hygiene related diseases, Children below ten years, Bumanya Health Center IV, Kaliro District,, Uganda