A recently released survey concluded that almost half of the children in one of Africa's largest countries lack access to good quality basic education. Malaria is a significant contributing factor. The consequences are severe. Children who receive sub-standard educations or fail to attend school enter the labor market with limited qualifications and diminished prospects. Their life expectancies are lower and lifetime earning power less than those who are better educated. Their children will inherit the same disadvantages.
Jackson Mburamanya Headmaster Uganda
"The level of malaria in school is going down. The local heath center has the proper medication and when they go there is medication available. Of course, children still get sick and miss class, maybe once a term. That's 3 or 4 times a year. But, a decade ago the same student would get malaria possibly 10 times a year. If the students can't attend class due to illness, they can't learn."