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Published on Dec 17, 2008
Six areas in the three districts of Bushenyi, Luwero and Ntungamo were recipients of these nets in a combined 4,500 net distribution. All are high-risk malaria areas with endemic malaria and seasonal epidemic outbreaks.
Kyamuhunga and Kikwamba were the targeted areas in Bushenyi.
Pregnant women, under 5's and people living with HIV/Aids (PLWHA) were the recipients. These are the groups most vulnerable to malaria attack.
The nets were distributed by Uganda Red Cross community volunteers alongside ongoing URCS malaria control and HIV/home based care activities.
Malaria education and net use training were an integral part of the distribution. There was a bednet demonstration and malaria information session covering what the nets are, why they are needed and how to use them. Net usage follow-up will aim to ensure complete and correct net use.