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Winning the Fight Against Malaria

19 April 2011

Malaria Consortium has just published the final report from the Uganda Malaria Communities Partnership project to reduce malaria-related deaths and suffering among pregnant women and children below the age of five through community-based treatment and prevention.

When the three-year project began in the West Nile region of Uganda, this region was one of the most underserved areas of the country, receiving little attention or funding. The majority of the population lives in poverty and many face low life expectancy, high illiteracy, lack of access to formal health facilities and a high rate of under five mortality. Malaria was the leading cause of death among young children and was responsible for between 30-50 percent of outpatient attendances and 35 percent of inpatient admissions.

In 2008 the project distributed long lasting insecticide treated mosquito nets to families in the region and educated women and their families on how to protect themselves from the disease. We recently returned to the area to measure the progress and impact of the project.

We are delighted to report that the project has been successful and has helped improve the many lives. Our new slideshow shows highlights from the project and the importance of sustained interventions and solutions. Please watch below

But we still need to do more and are always looking for further funding to keep providing the support these communities require to tackle malaria. If you would like to help, please visit our Support Us page for more ideas on how to get involved.

Watch our new slideshow below



For more information contact Diana Thomas,
d.thomas@malariaconsortium.org

 

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