(HON ROBINAH NABBANJA HANDS OVER A MOSQUITO NET TO A BREAST FEEDING MOTHER
By Goodluck Musinguzi
Hon. Robinah Nabbanja, Woman MP Kakumiro District and Minister for State in charge of General Duties left her comfortable office in Kampala to participate in distributing Long Lasting Treated Mosquito Nets in Western Uganda.
With her eyes on the nets, Minister Nabbanja tells a breast feeding mother at Kakumiro Health Center Four to make sure she uses the mosquito net very well.
Every two minutes, a child below 5 years dies from malaria in Africa. In 2019, 266,000 children died from malaria in Africa. Before you go to bed tonight, ensure that your little ones are properly covered by their mosquito nets.
Malaria is responsible for more illness and death than any other single disease in Uganda. People with low immunity, such as pregnant women, young children and people living with HIV/AIDS, are particularly vulnerable to morbidity and mortality associated with malaria.
But all people living in Uganda are at risk of being infected with malaria parasites and suffering from resulting illness and potential fatality.
For instance,bed net coverage was 92% in 2014. However due to wear and tear, this dropped to 75% in 2016. Government is now undertaking another mass distribution with the objective of reaching 100%.