Kagando Mission Hospital Foundation

uganda, east africa

P.O. Box 723, Dorset, Vermont, USA 05251

dispensary Outdoor Dispensary - patients are interviewed and examined, and drugs are distributed.

Uganda Malaria Facts

  • Malaria is endemic in Uganda
  • Of all hospital patients under 5 years of age, 42% die of Malaria
  • Of those over 5 years, 25% die of the disease
  • Only 10% of children under 5 years with acute Malaria receive appropriate treatment within 24 hours
  • Approximately 62% of pregnant women carry the disease
  • Complications in pregnant women include anemia, abortions, stillbirths, premature delivery, low birth weight infants and death
  • Resistance to common anti-malarial drugs is 30% and rising
  • As much as 25% of a household's monthly income can be spent on treating malaria
  • Because of loss of work and school time, and the cost of treatment, malaria enhances poverty


  • Eradicating mosquito breeding areas
  • Distribution and training in the use of mosquito nets treated with insecticide
  • Training community health workers to treat acute malaria using kits partially funded by local councils
  • Developing disease prevention awareness