Uganda has the third highest number of deaths from malaria in Africa. Simple precautions such as sleeping under a net can prevent malaria and save lives.

We want to ‘malaria proof’ the hospital by installing window shutters with a mosquito proof mesh. This will help prevent mosquitoes entering the wards protecting hospital staff and visitors.

To hang an insecticide treated net over every hospital bed will provide additional protection for patients.

Each ward or clinical area costs approximately £750 - £850 to us to protect patients and nurses working night duty from malaria.

Due to the lack of a reliable in-country champion, the funds expended to date, the progress made and the possibility of the wards being demolished, it was agreed that NRO would not fund this project any further for the time being. Funds would be directed to the projects that are currently working well and require ongoing funding to continue.