The ABA Foundation has begun distributing insecticide treated mosquito nets to people in IDP Camps.
The nets are being given to children under five, pregnant mothers and other vulnerable groups.
Uganda is considered to have the highest rate of Malaria transmission in the region, with an average of 1,565 mosquito bites per person per year, the latest UNICEF report has revealed.
Surprisingly, some people have used the nets as wedding gowns instead of protecting themselves against the Anopheles mosquito, a vector that carries Malaria!
Uganda’s Minister for health said “while other countries have been able to drastically reduce or eliminate cases of Malaria, 15 people die of the disease every hour”.
Each Malaria death represents a needless loss, an unacceptable loss, when we know they can be prevented. And in the fight against the disease, we are deploying our biggest weapons here.
We pray that God will enable you to stand with us in support of this noble work that we are doing. We believe that together we can make a difference in Africa. Luke 1:37.