Kanungu Children Receive Free Treated Mosquito Nets

approved geneva;”>Handing over the mosquito nets to the children this Friday, nurse a trustee from IFU, Graeme Little John noted that many school children suffer from malaria mainly because they do not sleep under treated mosquito nets.

“Inspiring Uganda intends to provide free mosquito nets to school children and hospitals to tackle the barriers in the fight against malaria in Uganda,” said Graeme.

Malaria remains a major public health problem in Uganda. In Kanungu District, it is responsible for 40 percent of all outpatient visits, 25 percent admissions and 14 percent in-patient deaths.

It is reported that 90 percent of deaths among children under the age of five is severe malaria.

The Head Teacher Kirima Parents primary school, Davis Kamugisha said malaria has been problem to the children to the extent that every week 5 to 6 children fall sick which affects their performance at school.

“Malaria has always been a problem to most of our pupils who fall sick now and them but with the help of this humanitarian agency I hope for a change,” said Kamugisha.

Furthermore, Inspiring Future Uganda trustees assured Kanungu residents that they are committed to give scholastic materials like books among other items.

“We are committed to rehabilitate the dilapidated school and hospital buildings in the country and provide learning aide to help teachers in the country,” added the trustees.


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