A “Malaria Smart School”

Using song, dance, and art at Uganda’s Walyoba Primary School to keep kids in school and malaria out of homes

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May 6 · 5 min read
Ayaturn Admani, 12, stands with his science teacher, Muransa Moses, in front of the Malaria Corner in his Primary Year 4 classroom. / Caitlin Christman, USAID
Fredrick Muhumuza, left, welcomes visitors to Walyoba Primary School. / Caitlin Christman, USAID

“Malaria leads to poor student performance,” he says. “For a better Masindi District and a better Uganda we must fight it today.”

As a part of the curriculum, each student designs and draws a malaria-themed poster. At bottom, right, Bridget Tina Kabasinguzi, 15, explains the importance of sleeping under a bed net. / Caitlin Christman, USAID
Barnabas Ahaisibwe, 7, turns to see his classmates raise their hands in response to the question “Who slept under a bed net last night?” / Caitlin Christman, USAID
Barnabas Ahaisibwe, 7, shows off his bed net provided by PMI.
Byoona Ntairaho, the school headmaster, introduces the school health club. / Caitlin Christman, USAID
Health club performances include skits, storytelling, song, and dance. / Caitlin Christman, USAID

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