The project is supporting to provide 600 mosquito nets and bring awareness about Malaria to a total of 350 families in Wakiso Sub-County so as to reduce on the malaria mortality rate in Uganda.
Uganda has the third highest deaths from malaria in Africa and some of the highest recorded malaria transmission rates in the continent.This creates a heavy burden upon the health system, with malaria accounting for approximately 30%-50% of outpatient care,15%-20% of admissions and 9%-14% of inpatient deaths. Also the latest figures from the Ministry of Health indicate that about 320 people die each day as a result of the Malaria epidemic in the country. Wakiso is one of the areas at high risk.
In an effort to reduce the burden of malaria in Wakiso Sub-County, there is need to supply treated mosquitoes nets to children under 5 and pregnant, to sensitize the community on malaria prevention method and to offer malaria treatment for a month
There will be reduction in infant mortality rates, reduction in the number of discourages due to malaria hence improved health for all infants. The project is expected to affect 1750 people.
This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).