Minister Ruth Acen and PS Diana Atwine flag off the team.

The Ministry of Health has flagged off a team of 287 people to distribute free treated mosquito nets across the country.

The function took place today January, 16, 2017 at the ministry headquarters in Kampala. Accordingly, over 24 million nets will be given out.

The minister of Health, Dr. Ruth Acen says the first trip will last for 20 days and will end on February 19. Dr. Acen stressed that only those who register for the nets are the ones to get.

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The exercise is funded by the government of Uganda through global fund against malaria and the malaria consortium was contracted by the government of Uganda through the ministry of health to help conduct the activity.

Dr Diana Atwine the Permanent Secretary in the ministry of health cautioned all the hired supervisors and coordinators to bring back good quality reports.

”Do not just stay in your hotel rooms and them go to night clubs to enjoy yourselves but rather go to the communities and maximize your stay there by educating the people about good hygiene and advise them to sleep in treated mosquito nets” Dr. Atwine said.

Adding ”Be our eyes and ears and report everything as you go to the field and interact with the people”