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Malaria is one of the Leading causes of Death in Africa

As one of the leading causes of death and disease worldwide, Uganda has the third highest deaths from malaria in Africa and some of the highest recorded malaria transmission rates in the continent. On average, a person in Apac district near Lake Kyoga would receive more than 1,500 infectious bites per year. Malaria is a preventable and treatable infectious disease transmitted by mosquitoes. It kills more than one million people each year, most of them in sub-Saharan Africa, with seventy-five percent of these deaths occurring in children under five. Pregnant women are far more vulnerable to malaria than other adults: they are four times more likely to contract and twice more likely to die from malaria than other adults. (Information obtained from the Malaria Consortium)