The campaign has so far achieved over 95% coverage, with a total of 23,743,822 bed nets distributed
PIC: Mosquito nets protect communities against malaria
Following the successful distribution of mosquito nets in other parts of the country by the Government, the Long-Lasting Insecticide treated net campaign has now reached Kampala district.
The registration of households in Kampala district will take place between January 13 and January 16. Distribution will be done next month.
According to a statement from the health ministry, the registration exercise will be conducted by LC1 chairpersons and village health team members dressed in a Chase Malaria T-shirt and a name tag for easy identification. “They will move from house-to-house to register the number of people in each household,” a health ministry in statement,” the statement says.
The campaign has so far achieved over 95% coverage, with a total of 23,743,822 bed nets distributed, protecting a total of 44,713,517 persons in 109 Districts countrywide.
The statement also highlighted that the campaign is premised on the background that large-scale long-lasting insecticide treated mosquito net distributions is a key component of the national malaria prevention initiative. The nets are effective, user-friendly and a low-cost intervention to protect communities against malaria.
“In populations with mosquito nets, insecticide treated nets have been shown to reduce all-cause child mortality by about 20%. They decrease clinical cases of malaria by about 50% and severe malaria by 45%,” read the statement.