On April 25, Banyan Global staff in Uganda joined celebrations for World Malaria Day. World Malaria Day is celebrated each year to raise awareness of the disease’s prevalence and treatment options. The 2019 theme, “Zero malaria starts with me”, aims to keep malaria on the political agenda, mobilize additional resources, and empower communities to prevent and treat the disease.
As part of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)/President’s Malaria Initiative-funded Malaria Action Program for Districts (MAPD), project staff participated in an event led by Peace Corps Uganda. They helped St. Bruno Primary Ndegeya to run an education corner on malaria prevention, diagnosis and treatment, in order to teach youth and their parents about the disease. They also joined health workers from Bugabila Health Centre II in providing mobile test and treat services to event participants.