Overview of Malaria fever in Uganda
Malaria is a major public health problem associated with slow socio-economic development and poverty and the most frequently reported disease at both public and private health facilities in Uganda. Clinically diagnosed malaria is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality, accounting for 30-50% of outpatient visits at health facilities, 15-20% of all hospital admissions, and up to 20% of all hospital deaths. 27.2% of inpatient deaths among children under five years of age are due to malaria. A significant percentage of deaths occur at home and are not reported by the facility-based Health Management Information System (HMIS).
Malaria is endemic in approximately 95% of the country, affecting over 90% of the population of 3 million. The remaining 5% of the country consists of unstable and epidemic-prone transmission areas in the highlands of the south- and mid-west, along the eastern border with Rwanda, and the north-eastern border with Sudan. The 2009 Malaria Indicator Survey (MIS) reported high prevalence of malaria parasites in children <5 years of age ranging from 5% in Kampala to 63% in mid northern region, with a national average of 45% (Figure 3).
To save 180 orphaned children under Open Heart Orphanage from malaria is getting every child under a treated mosquito net which is a standard quality mosquito net which can work for more than five years is at $10 and this way we can guarantee the safety of the children and we spend nothing on treatment.
You can help us raise $1,800 to save all of the children as this is just the starting of the expected weather where mosquitos breed rapidly which carry malaria everywhere during sleep at night.
We need your support as soon as possible to save this orphanage, you can still visit our website for more information www.openheartorphanage.cfsites.org