By David Tash Lumu
As part of their on-going campaign to heighten anti-malaria
drive in the country, Standard Chartered Bank last week
donated 99,000 Perma nets to Mbarara residents and 11 bicycles
to parish health inspectors to help them implement anti-malaria
projects in the region.
The donation is part of the initiative to reach out to
the most vulnerable parts of Uganda under the "Nets
for Life" campaign, where the bank in partnership with
Church of Uganda, will donate treated mosquito nets to communities
and also teach people how to use these nets as part of the
campaign to tame malaria.
"We started these projects three years ago and we
have been distributing nets in Northern Uganda. And now
we are in Ankole region to give back to the community…we
have chosen malaria because it's the number one killer in
our country," said Lamin Kemba Manjang, the Chief Executive
Officer of the bank.
The head of the malaria drive in the Ministry of Health,
Dr. John Bosco Rwakimari, who represented Minister of State
for Health, Richard Nduhura said, "Malaria cases are
decreasing and with the launch of the DDT campaign in the
North combined with private sector initiatives to support
government in combating malaria, the disease could be eradicated