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Uganda Wins ALMA Award in Recognition of Reduced Malaria Prevalence

Uncategorised • 2017-02-01 20:21:42

 

The Government of Uganda has received the prestigious 2017 African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA) award for excellence for the fight against malaria incidence and mortality rate.
ALMA is an alliance of 49 African Heads of State and Government working to end malaria-related deaths.

The Malaria prevalence in Uganda reduced from 42% to 19% according to the Malaria Indicator Survey.

Uganda joins Botswana, Cape Verde, the Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia and Swaziland in achieving reduction in Malaria incidence. Uganda is on the path to reduce the annual Malaria deaths to zero by 2020 and malaria parasite prevalence to 7% by 2020.

In a bid to further reduce Malaria morbidity and mortality, Ministry of Health will launch the #LLIN campaign aimed at achieving universal coverage with Long Lasting Insecticide Treated Nets (LLINs) to prevent Malaria.

Appreciation goes to Ministry of Health- Uganda and its partners for tirelessly working in the fight against Malaria.

On our part as Communication for Development Foundation Uganda (CDFU), we have been part of this fight against malaria through these high impact campaigns; Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS), prevention of malaria during pregnancy and the use of Long Lasting Insecticide Treated Nets (LLINs). These campaigns have contributed significantly in the prevention of Malaria.

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