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Mosquito Net Distribution Starts in Fort Portal :: Uganda Radionetwork

Mosquito Net Distribution Starts in Fort Portal

78,000 mosquito nets will be distributed across the central and Northern divisions.
07 Nov 2023 17:25
Dr Henry Mwebesa Handing over a mosqito net to a woman during the third wave roll out of Mosquito nets in Fort Portal

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The distribution of long-lasting Insecticide Treated Nets has started in Fort Portal City. 78,000 mosquito nets will be distributed across the central and Northern divisions.

This is part of the newly launched "Under the Net" campaign, through which the government intends to distribute up to 27.5 million mosquito nets across the country.

These include a total of 15 million nets procured with funding from the Global Fund and 12 million nets from AMF. The US President’s Malaria Initiative/PMI has provided logistical support for the campaign.

Speaking during the regional launch at the North Division headquarters, Dr. Henry Mwebesa the Director General of Health Services cautioned Ugandans against the misuse of mosquito nets. He revealed that the country has since received over 28 million mosquito nets to boost the fight against Malaria.

Dr Mwebesa says Fort Portal City is still grappling with high malaria cases compared to other parts of the county.

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The World Health Organization representative Dr. Daniel Njamiye said Uganda is still battling malaria as one of the leading causes of death in the country in compared to other diseases.

“It is high time we step back and rethink and re-strategize in order to meet the global malaria targets and the 2030 sustainable development goals, we have since invented at least two new malaria vaccines and Uganda will benefit from the same malaria control strategies,” Dr Njamiye said.

Njamiye called for continued government collaboration with WHO in the fight against malaria if the fight is to register positive results towards the eradication of the disease.

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According to WHO, Uganda is ranked 3rd after Nigeria and DRC as one of the highest countries with high Malaria prevalence cases in Africa.

Reports further indicate that Uganda has the world’s highest malaria incidence rate of 478 cases per 100 population per year. It is also the leading cause of sickness and death which is responsible for up to 40% of all outpatient visits, 25% of hospital admissions, and 14% of death cases.

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