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ReciproMal project

We believe this project is achievable and would deliver much needed assistance with malaria prevention in a high risk region. Furthermore, the follow up assessment would be an invaluable resource for all involved with future deployments of this frame.

The costing figures are only provisional estimates and will be updated as we move forward.

ReciproMal Project


To assess the effectiveness of using mosquito nets with or without a Recipromal frame in the Gulu region of Northern Uganda. This region has one of the highest incidences of malaria in Africa.


1. Order and assemble 100 ReciproMal kits and 200 mosquito nets.
2. Transport to Gulu Uganda ( Above kits of 10 poles in 19mm steel and nets = 527Kg)
3. Demonstrate the use of 100 ReciproMal + mosquito nets to families in a village.
  Demonstrate 100 mosquito nets to a second village.
4. A follow up assessment after 6 months


a). Is there a need?
  Yes, particularly in the most vulnerable group of pregnant women and young children where poor immunity
  results in a high mortality rate.

b). Can it fail financially ?
  No, because costs are fixed for purchase and there are no storage costs.
  Transportation costs are the main variable although shipping by sea will be a lot cheaper.

c). Can it fail to deliver benefits?
  No. Delivering the mosquito nets alone to this region will ensure full benefits.


Malaria costings

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