Minister of State for Basic Medical Care, Dr. Joyce Moriku Kaducu
By Shamim Nateebwa
The Ministry of Health will extend the third phase of its mosquito net distribution campaign to additional districts across the country this week.
According to Health Minister Moriku Kaducu, this will start on October 15th through November 5th.
She says the exercise will cover 39 districts including Mityana, Masaka, Butambala, Iganga, Luweero, Kalungu, and Masindi.
Kaducu adds that in phase 2 of the campaign that began in August, a total of 28 districts were covered, mainly in western Uganda, while the first phase covered 25 districts in the Northern and Easter regions.
The government’s Under the Net campaign aims to distribute over 26.5 million insecticide-treated mosquito nets across the country.