By Vincent Arinaitwe
More efforts are needed from various partners to promote hand washing culture and home sanitation, to prevent sanitation diseases.
The remarks were made by John Alibankoha the Kagadi district LCV vice chairperson during the launch of Kagadi home and environment improvement campaign held at Kamuyange trading centre in Kyakabaadima Sub County, Kagadi district.
Alibankooha urged the community members to be agents of behavioural change in their respective communities by adopting hand washing and good hygiene practices.
He noted that over 80 percent of deaths recorded in Kagadi are as a result of poor sanitation in homes.
The Kagadi district health inspector Peter Situma says poor hygiene and sanitation is one of the major causes of diarrhea and intestinal worms that also exacerbate malnutrition.
He also noted that hand washing with soap is the most effective way to prevent diarrhea and respiratory diseases.