Target Malaria World Malaria Day activities in Uganda
Uganda has one of the highest global burdens of malaria cases, with over 90 percent of the population at risk. Malaria is Uganda’s leading cause of death, especially in children. In 2021, the World Health Organisation (WHO) reported that there were an estimated 13 million malaria cases and over 19,600 estimated deaths in the country.
The Target Malaria team participated in several activities which commenced with the World Malaria Day Scientific Colloquium 2023 organised by the Ministry of Health Uganda, which took place from the 20th to the 21st of April at Hotel Africana in Kampala, Uganda. The team had an exhibition stall and engaged several stakeholders on Uganda Virus Research Institute Entomology and Target Malaria project activities.
UVRI-Target Malaria Uganda team engaging stakeholders at the exhibition stall at Hotel Africana during the World Malaria Day Scientific Colloquium 2023
We also participated in the ‘Walk against Malaria and Blood donation exercise’ event on 23rd April 2023 in Kampala organised by the Uganda Parliamentary Forum on Malaria.
UVRI-Target Malaria Uganda team pose for a group photo after participating in the walk against Malaria and blood donation exercise.
Our team also engaged regional stakeholders from communities around the insectary in a World Malaria Day event organised by the Uganda Virus Research Institute on April 25th. The stakeholders were also able to visit the ACL-2 insectary facilities as part of the activities to mark the day.
Regional stakeholders from communities around the insectary attending a UVRI-Target Malaria presentation at UVRI training and conference hall on World Malaria Day.
The team further participated in the National World Malaria Day commemoration event held in Bugiri district in Eastern Uganda, where they exhibited at a stall and engaged several stakeholders visiting.
UVRI-Target Malaria Uganda team engaging stakeholder at the exhibition stall during the National World Malaria Day commemoration event on April 25th.
Thank you to all members and stakeholders who joined in the activities. Together we can end malaria!