UAM partners recognized at the CECAFA gala
Voices successfully organized a CECAFA dinner gala on November 23 in Kampala. The event brought together partners from the private sector, the football fraternity and the Ministry of Health. UAM recognized Ugandan partners during the event and handed over certificates of recognition.
CAF president Mr. Issa Hayatou and CECAFA chair Mr. Leodegar Tenga, present at the event, have further committed their support to malaria prevention and treatment in sub-Saharan Africa through the most popular sport and medium of football in Africa. Maria Kiwanuka, the Ugandan Minister of Finance, was recognized for her efforts in supporting the United against Malaria Campaign (see picture below).
Malaria is highly endemic in 95% of the country, with approximately 90% of the population of an estimated 33 million people at risk. The remaining 5% of the country consists of unstable and epidemic-prone transmission areas in the highlands of the south and west, along the eastern border with Kenya, and the northeastern border with South Sudan.