Malaria is the leading cause of death in Uganda.
In 2007, Jeff Smith coordinated the installation of 1,000 malaria-preventing mosquito nets, focusing on rural areas, including remote villages, orphanages and island communities, because of their limited access to health care.
Pregnant women, children under five years, and those with compromised immune systems are especially vulnerable. If a pregnant woman contracts malaria their newborn is at risk for low birthweight and other complications including anaemia, high fever and death. Developmental delays have been documented in children who contract malaria, especially during a period of rapid brain development.
This series documents his work with local volunteers and community leaders to hang nets in the homes of those most vulnerable to this disease.