Through the ‘Under the net’ campaign, the Ministry of Health embarked on distributing free Long-Lasting Insecticidal Nets (LLINs) to the people of Uganda.
According to officials from the Ministry, wave 3 of the mosquito net distribution will start on October 15 and end November 5, 2020, covering a total of 39 districts.
These include; Bukomansimbi, Kalungu, Kyenjojo, Kyotera, Luweero, Lwengo, Masaka, Mityana, Mpigi, Hoima, Butambala, Iganga, Kitagwenda, Kamwenge, Gomba, Rakai, Kikuube, Ngora, Katakwi, Amuria, Oyam, Kole, Kumi, Bukedea, Agago, Manafwa, Abim, Amudat, Kaabong, Kapelebyong, Karenga, Kotido, Kiryandongo, Masindi, Buliisa, Moroto, Nabilatuk, Nakapiripiriti and Napak.
It should be noted that Kampala and Wakiso districts were meant be covered in this third wave, however, due to the increasing rains in the above 39 districts coupled with massive floods, the Ministry of Health decided to prioritize these areas to protect the people from getting infected with malaria.
Wave 2 of the net distribution started on August 9, 2020, and ended on August 21, 2020.
A total of 28 districts were covered mainly in Western Uganda and among others, these included; Kyankwanzi, Buhweju, Bundibugyo, Bunyangabo, Bushenyi, Isingiro, Kabarole, Kakumiro. Rukungiri, Kabale, Kiruhura, Kazo and Rubanda.
Wave 1 covered 25 districts in the Northern and Eastern regions.