The unfold of mosquito nets begins in Japanese Uganda :: Uganda Radionetwork

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The exercise begins this morning in Serere, Soroti, Kalaki, Kaberamaido, Pallisa, Bukwo, Kween and Kapchorwa districts. According to the Ministry of Health, sales teams have also arrived in Alebtong, Amolatar, Budaka, Bududa, Bugiri, Bulambuli, Butaleja, Butebo, Dokolo, Kibuku, Lira, Mbale, Namisindwa, Namutumba, Otuke and Tororo districts.

The government distribution of long-life insecticide treated nets begins today in 25 districts in eastern and northern Uganda.

This is part of the newly launched “under the net” campaign which the government intends to use to distribute up to 27.5 million mosquito nets across the country. This includes a total of 15 million networks that were procured with funds from the Global Fund and 12 million networks from AMF. The US President’s Malaria Initiative / PMI provided logistical support for the campaign.

The exercise begins this morning in Serere, Soroti, Kalaki, Kaberamaido, Pallisa, Bukwo, Kween and Kapchorwa districts. According to the Ministry of Health, sales teams have also arrived in Alebtong, Amolatar, Budaka, Bududa, Bugiri, Bulambuli, Butaleja, Butebo, Dokolo, Kibuku, Lira, Mbale, Namisindwa, Namutumba, Otuke and Tororo districts.

A total of 4,371,259 nets are in place in the region to help residents protect themselves from malaria, the leading cause of death, which accounts for over 30 percent of outpatient visits and 20 percent of hospital admissions across the country.

Health ministry public relations officer Jacob Ampeire says that through the campaign, the government seeks to improve access and ownership of mosquito nets in communities, create a culture of net use, and consolidate the gains from previous interventions.

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Uganda has significantly improved the fight against malaria over the past decade from 42 percent in 2009 to 19 percent in 2014 and now to 9.2 percent in 2018/19.

The campaign is door-to-door to avoid a public gathering at a specific time like in the previous campaigns. “This will also be an opportunity to educate the population about the use, care, repair and re-use of mosquito nets,” said Dr. Joyce Moriku Kaducu, Minister of Health responsible for primary health care, in a press release.

According to the distribution program, the second wave of distribution will cover 38 districts in southern and western Uganda between July and August, and the third wave of distribution will cover Kampala and Wakiso between August and September. The total cost of the mosquito net campaign is USD 120 million (432 billion shillings).

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