Uganda is experiencing malaria upsurge in 40+ districts. View the major issues highlighted by the Ministry of Health, Uganda in the Weekly Malaria Report below:
-68% Malaria Reporting Rate
-199,695 Confirmed Malaria Cases
-23% of Districts lack ACTs (Artemisinin-based Combination Therapies, malaria treatment)
-32 Malaria Deaths
-46 Districts With Malaria Upsurge
-38% of Districts lack RDTs (Rapid Diagnostic Tests)
The Busime Malaria Project, led by the Rotary Club of Busia in Uganda with the support of MPI and MPU, provides malaria sensitization at a village and household level, mosquito net distribution, and malaria screenings. Prior to launch, 28 Village Health Trainers (VHTs) were trained on malaria screening with mRDTs, treating uncomplicated malaria cases, and providing referrals for all complicated malaria cases.
To date, these VHTs have directly impacted 5,000 people and over 10,000 people indirectly.
In Uganda, malaria accounts for around 40% of outpatient visits, 15% of all hospital admissions, and up to 20% of all hospital deaths. Despite the ongoing interventions in place, it serves as a reminder to do more.
This is why Malaria Partners International works with malaria control agencies in endemic countries to train, equip and sustain VHTs who work in their own communities to bring testing, diagnosis and treatment of malaria close to home. Your support makes small grants like the Busime Project possible. Please consider becoming a monthly donor and join our efforts to end malaria for good.
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