Ministry of Health Set to Distribute 4million Mosquito Nets

In a bid to continuously bring down the burden of malaria, side effects the Ministry of Health is set to distribute 4million mosquito nets in northern Uganda in the first phase of the Mass net campaign.

Under the Campaign, cheapest one mosquito net will be given per two people in a house hold.

“The government of Uganda is yet taking another National universal coverage long lasting insecticide treated nets distribution campaign thought out the country but first phase will be in regions with high prevalence” the Minister of Health Dr Jane Ruth Aceng said.

The districts in the first phase will be Adjumani, Agago, Alebtong, Amuru, APAC, Arua, Gulu, Kitgum, Kaboko, kole, Lamwo, Lira, Maracha, Moyo, Nebbi, Mwoya, Omora, Otuke, Oyam, Pader, Yumbe and Zombo.

Dr Acheng added that the first phase will begin on the 17th January and end on 17th February making it four weeks of coverage.

“Today l have flagged off 243 sub country supervisors ,22 district supervisors and 22 district coordinates for the 1st phase of the LLIN campaign. They will monitor and do house hold sensitization household net distribution “

While addressing the media at the flagging off Ceremony (Ministry of Health headquarters) Dr Acheng added that they have trained the supervisors and hope they will do their job well.

“Funding for the mass campaign has been fully secured from the Government of Uganda and Global Fund Against Malaria ,TB & HIV “

The first mass net campaign in Uganda took place in 2009/10 targeting women and children who are the most vulnerable group for malaria.

The campaign will be phased in six waves across the country beginning with Northern Uganda then the Eastern, Western and central region.


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