Malaria Prevention

The Ministry of Health Uganda's vision is a healthy and productive population that contributes to socio-economic growth and national development. They aim to provide health services to all people in Uganda through delivery of promotive, preventive, curative, palliative and rehabilitative health services at all levels.  The Office of Global Health Initiatives is partnering with the Ministry of Health Uganda to improve capabilities of community health workers, and to design a project to reduce under age five mortality due to malaria through community-based treatment.

The Johnson Nkosi Primary School is a collection of classrooms, dormitories, demonstration gardens and play space for children founded to provide a safe and free environment where living with HIV/AIDS carries no stigma. Three hundred and fifty children, ranging from 3 to 17 years old, attend the school. One third or these children are orphans and vulnerable children who attend Nkosi for free. The Office of Global Health Initiatives partners with the primary school to provide a series of public health interventions to prevent illness and improve student health including insecticide-treated bed nets, safe water, sanitary latrines, handwashing and a dispensary.

TDR is a global program that helps coordinate support and influence efforts to combat major diseases of the poor and disadvantaged. TDR was established in 1975 and is based at and executed by the World Health Organization. The Office of Global Health Initiatives partners with TDR on a new intervention to treat malaria in children in Uganda.