Refugee Children Leading the Fight Against Malaria

Refugee children in Uganda are leading the fight against malaria

Oruchinga refugee camp in southern Uganda is home to thousands of refugees from Rwanda, Burundi, and Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Refugee families, especially young children, are at risk for malaria. Some might come from a low-malaria region and lack natural immunity to the disease.

In Oruchinga, students learn about malaria control in school. The theme of an art contest was "Stop Malaria," so children drew people clearing stagnant water, sleeping under nets, and getting treatment at the clinic.

Most students have suffered malaria, with some losing family members to the disease.

That’s why it meant so much for each child to go home with a life-saving bed net provided by Nothing But Nets supporters.

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