Malaria Coalition Steps up Eradication Campaign with Rugby


United against Malaria Coalition in partnership with Uganda Rugby Union has beefed up the malaria fight campaign at all major rugby events.

On Saturday, the United against Malaria team handed the Uganda Rugby Union chairman Andrew Owor, Rugby Cranes captain Alex Mubiru and Lady Cranes skipper Joanita Warry Ssenfuka over 100 nets and T.shirts to boost the campaign.

Fight Malaria campaign representative Kenneth Mulondo while handing over 100 mosquito nets and T-shirts to the Uganda Rugby union chairman Andrew Owor said “Given the wide coverage sports has and its quicker means of communication to larger masses we have partnered with Rugby just like football to drive malaria out of our communities by encouraging all players to sleep under treated mosquito nets” Mulondo urged.

URU chairman Andrew Owor encouraged all rugby players and administration to join the fight and ensure that all members of their households sleep under mosquito nets.

United against malaria team is a coalition driven by USAID to fight against  Malaria all over the world, the team is currently using sports as a tool to drive malaria out of Uganda under the theme “one team one goal”.

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