When Rt. Rev. Stephen Kaziimba heard the
news, his heart plummeted into his stomach.
He had known Uganda was waging war against
malaria, and he had known that the Diocese of Mityana-the area he presided
over as bishop-was losing. The diocese was over 40 miles away from the
nearest hospital, and the long, rugged roads made access to the hospital
But when he heard that, in one month's
time, 500 children in his diocese had died of malaria, he knew he could
no longer stand by and watch the disease destroy his people.
"Children are dying in my hands,