UNICEF, UKAID Donate Cars to Ministry of Health   

The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) in partnership with UKaid on Friday donated three cars to the Ministry of Health to help in the campaign against malaria.

The vehicles including taxes and registration are estimated to have cost Shs. 470 million Shillings.

Viovica Bendaga the head of UNICEF’s Child Survival and Development Program says the vehicles will help in the fight against malaria amongst children.


In her remarks at the UNICEF offices in Kampala on Friday, treatment Bendaga noted that government has been registering great improvement in reducing the malaria prevalence.

Robinah Nganwa Lukwago, the Health Advisor UKaid revealed that the body has been working with Government of Uganda for 5 years and have provided over 47million pounds in support of the fight against malaria.

Dr Jimmy Opigo the program manager at the ministry hailed UNCEF and UKaid for continuously working hand in hand with the government in the fight against malaria

As of 2017, Opigo revealed,  at least 85% of Ugandans are practicing  correct malaria prevention through sleeping under mosquito nets and following doctor’s prescriptions like taking their medication well; which he says has helped bring the prevalence down.

Dr opigo added that the vehicles will be used in advocating for behavior change, communication and coordination with partners on ground, as well as distribution of nets.

Over 4.3 million lives were saved by improving access to malaria prevention, diagnosis and treatment of those 92 percent were children under 5 in sub-Saharan Africa according to research by UNICEF.


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