Health Ministry Warns Against Using Mosquito Nets for Fishing

story sans-serif; font-size: small; line-height: 150%;”>Dr. Godfrey Magumba, no rx the country director Malaria consortium at the Ministry of Health, for sale made the remarks Thursday during the launch of the final phase of distributing mosquito nets in the country.

Dr. Magumba vowed to take “serious legal action against whoever may involve in any activity that undermines the fight against Malaria by government.”

He said despite government’s robust efforts to provide serious sensitization to the public on how to use mosquito nets, some sections of the public have continuously taken the malaria fight for granted by turning the nets that government distributes to them into fishing nets especially in Masaka and Kalangala.

Government has now started distributing mosquito nets to hospitals and schools in the areas of Wakiso and Kampala.

The National campaign to distribute 21 million insecticide treated mosquito nets was launched last year during which a total of 15.5 million nets were procured with funding from the Global fund; 5.1 million nets from the US president’s Malaria Initiative and 50, 000 from the World Vision.


The nets have a lifespan of three years and government plans to embark on another national distribution once the time has elapsed.

A survey carried out by the ministry indicates a reduction in malaria cases in Health facilities in these districts, according to Health Minister, Ruhakana Rugunda.

“The same has been reflected in the information from our Health Management Information systems showing a significant drop in malaria cases ,” he added.

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