This poll has completed. It ran from Jan. 22, 2017, 2:10 p.m. through Feb. 7, 2017, 12:43 p.m.

WA CM2.2: Why don’t people go for a Malaria test?


Malaria is still one of the major diseases affecting families all over Uganda. Testing a blood sample is the most conclusive way to know whether one has malaria or not. This can be done by a health worker or at home, using a testing kit. Testing malaria makes treatment more effective and allows for other treatment options when one does not have malaria, as only one in three cases of fever is actually malaria. However, based on numbers from the Ministry of Health, only 60% of the people do tests for Malaria.

Why don’t people go for a Malaria test?

a) People don’t know there is a test
b) The tests are not available
c) The tests are too expensive
d) They don’t need a test, because they know if they have malaria or not

Go to messages on your phone & type WA (SPACE) GENDER(M/F)(SPACE) ANSWER (a, b, c or d) and Send your message to 8585. This SMS is totally FREE of charge.