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Malaria

Malaria is an infectious disease that, despite being preventable and treatable, threatens the lives of 3.2 billion people around the world. Every year the disease accounts for hundreds of thousands of deaths, the majority of which are in sub-Saharan Africa. Pregnant women and children under five years of age are especially vulnerable to this devastating disease

Vector control Surveillance Health systems strengthening
FILM: Malaria is still the greatest public health challenge in Uganda. The ministry of Health and partners continue to focus on reducing malaria morbidity and mortality, with the aim of eliminating malaria by 2030. In 2017, a mass campaign was begun to distribute 28 million long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) in every household across the country, an approach known as universal coverage.

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