In 2009, Comic Relief funded Malaria Consortium to work in collaboration with the Ugandan Ministry of Health. It resulted in the country’s first ever mass distribution of insecticide treated mosquito nets, across four districts in Uganda.
The project was so successful that it resulted in a national roll out of rapid diagnostic tests and the government made it a national priority to distribute nets to all households across the country.
Consequently, the number of households with mosquito nets had risen from 47% in 2009, to 90% today. Malaria cases in Uganda have plummeted.