Uganda

Refugee children in Uganda are leading the fight against malaria
Life-Saving Nets in Uganda

Population at risk for malaria: 36,330,000

Malaria cases in 2012: 10,338,093

Malaria deaths in 2012: 6,585

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Nothing But Nets in Uganda

In 2008 and 2009, Nothing But Nets and UNHCR delivered 96,500 bed nets to 11 refugee camps in Uganda: Nakivale, Adjumani, Kyaka II, Kiryandongo, Kyangwali, Ikafe, Impevi, Madi Okollo, Oruchingo, Palorinya, and Rhino.

In March 2009, Nothing But Nets teamed up with Platinum recording artist Gavin DeGraw and television star Tom Cavanagh for a goodwill mission to provide bed nets to the Nakivale refugee camp in Uganda, with more than 40,000 refugees.

In October 2009, Nothing But Nets supporters Lynda Commale, Megan Kelley, and David Maestri joined the campaign on a trip to Uganda where they met with refugees and representatives from the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) to learn more about the malaria burden and to help distribute life-saving bed nets.

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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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