New Project to Help Reduce Malaria in Uganda

April 22nd, 2022 | News

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JSI launched a project to reduce the burden of malaria for more than 12 million people, especially pregnant women and children, across five regions in Uganda. The new U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) Uganda Malaria Reduction Activity was announced at Uganda’s World Malaria Day Scientific Colloquium, held on April 22, 2022, in Kampala.

Uganda’s Minister of Health, Dr. Ruth Jane Aceng, USAID Mission Director Richard Nelson both spoke at the event. Kate Onyejekwe, JSI International Division Director, also spoke, highlighting JSI’s 30-year commitment to help strengthen Uganda’s health system and improve the health of all citizens. Chief of Party Benjamin Binagwa gave an overview of the Activity’s goals and objectives.

About 200 people filled the room in the Hotel Africa in Kampala. Guests included the Hon. Minister of Health; USAID Mission Director; CDC Country Director; Director General, Health Services, Ministry of Health; Assistant Commissioner, Malaria Control Division; members of parliament; senior USAID officials; Activity partners PACE and CHDC; other dignitaries from malaria program implementing partners; the private sector; representatives from professional bodies, and members of the press
About 200 people filled the room in the Hotel Africa in Kampala. Guests included the Hon. Minister of Health; USAID Mission Director; CDC Country Director; Director General, Health Services, Ministry of Health; Assistant Commissioner, Malaria Control Division; members of parliament; senior USAID officials; Activity partners PACE and CHDC; other dignitaries from malaria program implementing partners; the private sector; representatives from professional bodies, and members of the press.

The Activity is a five-year, USAID-funded effort that partners with the Ministry of Health, civil society, the private sector, and communities to strengthen the systems that support high quality malaria services and how they are delivered to people. This includes improving the quality and use of malaria-related data for improved budgetary and programmatic decision-making among health managers and communities.

We have so many effective tools at our disposal – we have bednets, sprays, medicines, and services – and so an important effort for all of us – again working together – is to understand what moves and motivates people to use these tools to keep themselves and their families safe and healthy,” said Kate Onyejekwe.

Read more about Benjamin Binagwa’s vision for malaria reduction in Uganda.

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