STOP MALARIA...with a fiver

42 children (under 5) die every day from malaria in Uganda. (UN Children's Fund 2015)

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When we were at Uphill Junior School in March, we discovered that many of the children suffer from malaria which is life-threatening and also a major cause of them missing essential schooling.  

Most of our families do not have mosquito nets to use. A large mosquito net costs £5 — a sum beyond most families' means — and supplies are readily available in Fort Portal, only about 35km away.

In April 2016 The Uphill Trust Mosquito Net Appeal was launched on Total Giving with a target is £900.  We had a tremendous response and by the beginning of May the appeal fund topped £1000.                    

UPDATE: Medical grade mosquito nets have been bought for all the staff and children at Uphill Junior School and in early June one of the parents, a medical suppliers agent specialising in Malaria Prevention, provided a training session on the use and care of mosquito nets, before the nets were handed out.  

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