Uganda is Buy-A-Net’s first target country.
Buy-A-Net chose Uganda because Uganda is recorded as a malaria “high-burden” nation due to climate and geographical location.
Uganda is located on the equator in Africa, bordered by Sudan to the North, Kenya to the East, Republic of Congo to the West, and Tanzania and Rwanda to the South. Uganda has been called the “land of lakes” as lakes cover almost one-third of the country. Lake Victoria is the largest lake in Africa and it dominates the southern part of Uganda.
The deadliest strain of malaria (falciparum) is most prevalent in Uganda accounting for 95% of all cases.
An estimated 320 children under 5 years of age die each day from malaria in Uganda.
Much of the population of Uganda lives in extreme poverty, with more than half of the population living on less than a dollar a day.
The District of Kawempe
The District of Kawempe is Buy-A-Net’s current location of net distribution.
Kawempe District is a slum in Uganda’s capital of Kampala, and is home to 300,000 people.
Many people have fled to Kawempe District to escape the conflict in northern areas of the country .
To date, and with many thanks to our donors, 50,000 bed nets have been provided to needy families in Kawempe. Please help as we need 70,000 more.
Current Status of Kawempe Campaign:
|Villages in which we have distributed nets
|Villages we are working towards netting
Ugandan Government Recognizes Buy-A-Net Malaria Prevention Group
|23 April 2008
Ms. Debra Lefebvre and the Partners
UGANDA – CANADA COLLABORATION – APPRECIATIONOn behalf of Ugandan Government and on my own behalf, I extend our sincere gratitude and compliments to you, your partners and the people of Canada who are paying the taxes for continuous donations of medical items more especially the Mosquito nets among others to the people of Uganda.
Your commitment in the fight against Malaria through your cooperation in this field goes a long way in improving the health of Ugandans. Malaria is the highest single killer disease in Uganda and indeed in sub-Saharan Africa.
Your intervention is crucial in reducing the disease burden of Ugandans especially in the rural villages. This intervention also contributes to their economic activities and enhances their economic well being. The collaboration is expected to mature and cover more villages of Uganda.
Please accept the assurances of our highest consideration.Dr. Richard B. Nduhuura (MP)