We were commissioned to travel to Uganda and make this film by well-known NGO Malaria Consortium. In 2018 the Ministry of Health Uganda partnered with them to roll out an enormous nationwide mosquito net programme (the Universal Coverage Campaign for Long Lasting Insecticide Treated Nets or LLINs) to combat the country’s high levels of malaria, and Malaria Consortium needed a film that would explain, sum up and report on the project in under ten minutes.
The campaign aimed to distribute 21 million nets, with coverage of one net for every two people in a household. The nets were distributed by village health teams and local council chairpersons who registered the people per household. It was a huge operation and in total Malaria Consortium covered 110 out of Uganda’s 112 districts, ensuring 98% of the population received a LLIN.