Buy a Soap, Save Lives
Our Organic Soap Protects You and Subsidizes Protection for Low-income Communities in Uganda
What if simply buying a soap could save a life?
At Uganics, we believe it can.
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of malaria related deaths occur in Sub-saharan Africa.
billion people affected worldwide.
The majority of people affected by malaria are under the age of 5
We are utilizing an everyday product to create impact starting from the core of the problem. According to Uganda’s Ministry of Health (MOH), Malaria is the most frequently reported disease at both public and private health facilities. Clinically diagnosed malaria is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality accounting for 30-50% of outpatient visits at health facilities, 15-20% of all hospital admissions and up to 20% of all hospital deaths. MOH also says that 27.2% of inpatient deaths among children under the age of five are due to malaria.
Despite the challenge presented by malaria, the Ugandan government has made significant progress in distributing mosquito nets, the only preventative measure used by many families. Nevertheless, this has not been 100% efficient as some families have to make significant behavioural changes to use them.
However, soap is an everyday product used by many families. We produce an organic long-lasting mosquito repellent soap that helps mothers in rural communities with children below the age of five to prevent mosquito bites. Our soap is sold to mothers at the same price as ordinary soap. Clearly, we are leveraging an everyday consumer product to fight malaria. This, thousands can testify.
Soap is an everyday product that many families use regardless of socioeconomic status. It is used to uniquely address the problem of high malaria infections and deaths because it does not require any behavioral changes like use of a mosquito net that would otherwise be difficult to adopt.
Lives Impacted and Counting
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