Hima set up this project to improve health and socio-economic status of Hima staff and the surrounding community. The purpose is to reduce illness, deaths, and socio-economic losses associated with malaria amongst Hima Cement Ltd staff, families and surrounding community through the use of Insecticide Treated Mosquito Bed Nets (ITNs).
Use of ITNs can reduce childhood mortality by as much as 63% and childhood malaria morbidity by up to 50%. Hima developed a partnership with the surrounding Organised Community Groups (OCGs) where we buy the mosquito nets for donation to needy institutions in the society (Community.
Over 6400 mosquito nets have been distributed to all households in Hima. In May 2011, Hima donated 500 insecticide treated mosquito nets to the 9 health centers which offer in-patient services in the Busongora North constituency.