PMI in Uganda
To address the alarming rates of malaria mortality in internally-displaced person (IDP) camps in northern Uganda, the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) distributed 260,000 free Long-Lasting Insecticide Nets (LLINs) to children and pregnant women. In addition, the PMI procured 166,000 insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) which are now being distributed in Uganda and the PMI is also helping private net producers expand their markets to those who can afford to pay, reaching another half million households.
In September 2006, the PMI supported the launch of a 27 district net retreatment campaign titled, "Double Your Protection Against Malaria, Get Your Net Retreated." The campaign aims to retreat 600,000 ITNs over a period of one month. The photos below chronicle two activities: the distribution of ITNs in IDP camps, and the net retreatment campaign event in Nabwigulu sub-county, Kamuli district, located in eastern Uganda.
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Insecticide-treated Mosquito Net (ITNs) Distribution
PMI Net Retreatment Launch