Access to health care for rural communities in Mbale, Uganda

Children in Lubaale viilage, Bumasikye sub-county

In Mbale district, eastern Uganda, Malaria Consortium is working with the District Health Team with funding from Comic Relief on a project that aims to help reduce child deaths from malaria and other severe childhood illnesses. Malaria is the most common cause of death in Mbale for children and adults, accounting for over 20,000 hospital admissions a year and over 30 percent of all admissions in the district.

In this audio interview, Malaria Consortium speaks to a village chief from Lubaale Parish, an area comprising six villages in Bumasikye sub-county, Mbale. He describes the impact that malaria has on life in his community.

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