State Minister in charge of Primary Health, Hon. Dr. Joyce Moriku
Government of Uganda through the Ministry of Health is conducting the third Universal Coverage Campaign for distribution of mosquito nets. The target is to distribute 27.5 million free mosquito nets countrywide.
The campaign intends to:
✔️Increase access and ownership of mosquito nets in communities across the country.
✔️Create a culture of net use.
✔️Educate the population on care, repair and repurposing of the net.
Distribution of mosquito nets started on Friday 10 July 2020 in 25 districts in the Northern and Eastern region. A total of 4,371,259 nets were distributed to protect 7,484,520 people against Malaria in the 25 districts.
Transportation of Mosquito Nets to various Districts for distribution kicked off in the Northern and parts of Eastern region.
A Village Health Team (VHT) and LC I are supposed to visit the citizen’s residence to register them as the team from Ministry of Health helps to distribute the free mosquito nets in a campaign dubbed #SleepUnderTheNetUg and prevent Malaria.