In Uganda, Malaria remains the major cause of death for especially children because many families cannot afford to getproper treatment. Even then, the cost of treating Malaria is much higher than the cost of its prevention. We are making effort to prevent Malaria through:
- Educating communities on how to avoid Malaria
- Distribution of mosquito nets to vulnerable families
- Periodical fumigation around selected boarding schools
Because many vulnerable families stay in temporary shelters, mosquito nets are the most effective way of preventing Malaria. 3 mosquito nets can save a family since children sleep together according to gender in many families (the girls can sleep in one, the boys in another and their guardians in the remaining one). Each quality twin sized mosquito net costs $18.