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Distribution of Treated Mosquito Nets To Begin in Taraba State


Distribution of Treated Mosquito Nets To Begin in Taraba

 

Taraba State Government in partnership with the National Malaria Elimination Program (NMEP) and Catholic Relief Services (CRS) with funding support from the Global Fund Malaria Project is set to commence door-door distribution of over two million Insecticide-treated Nets in the state.

 

This was made known on Monday during a media parley with journalists & social media influencers in the state.

 

Orezi Adhekojibo, the malaria campaign manager of revealed that over 2 million Insecticide Treated Nets (ITNs) would be distributed across the entire sixteen local government councils of the state.

 

Stating that the objective of the ITN mass campaign is to ensure that for every 2 persons in Taraba State, there is a one-bed net to sleep inside.

According to Orezi, the distribution of the treated nets will be done from household to household in contrast to the 2019 distribution in which registered members came to specific locations to collect the nets.

She added that the door-door distribution is to reduce contact with people as part of COVID-19 safety.

Orezi who went further to state that household registration and distribution will commence from 15th to 26th of September” said, “households must ensure that they leave somebody within this period to collect nets.”

The mass campaign which is being led by the state ministry of health through the state malaria elimination program is to be provided technical support by CRS.

The mass campaign which has kicked started, she said is one of the major fashion-out plans to get the nets across to the doorsteps of the people in the nooks and crannies of the state, hence the need for the media to bring it to the front burner.

Aligning her weight to that of Orezi, the National Coordinator- National Malaria Elimination Program, Dr. Perpetual Uhomoibhi, said Nigeria contributes the highest volume of global malaria burden globally.

Citing how the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic threatened the implementation of some health interventions and how it can lead to the possibility of losing gains achieved in the fight against malaria in the country, all hands, as opined by her must be on deck to eliminate malaria from the state and the country at large Sad that Nigeria “accounts for 27% malaria cases and 32% of malaria-related deaths globally” she charged the media to tread extra legitimate miles to dispel the rumors and misconceptions discouraging some people from sleeping inside the nets.

Speaking earlier, the National Coordinator of the National Malaria Elimination Program who was represented by Mrs. Chibututu Margaret noted that the use of Insecticide-treated Nets is effective for Malaria control.

She revealed that when properly implemented, it will contribute remarkably to the overall reduction of the killer disease in Nigeria.

Orezi who went further to state that household registration and distribution will commence from 15th to 26th of September” said, “households must ensure that they leave somebody within this period to collect nets.”

The mass campaign which is being led by the state ministry of health through the state malaria elimination programme is to be provided technical support by CRS.

The mass campaign which has kicked started, she said is one of the major fashion-out plans to get the nets across to the doorsteps of the people in the nooks and crannies of the state, hence the need for the media to bring it to the front burner.

Aligning her weight to that of Orezi, the National Coordinator- National Malaria Elimination Program, Dr Perpetual Uhomoibhi, said Nigeria contributes the highest volume of global malaria burden globally.

Citing how the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic threatened the implementation of some health interventions and how it can lead to the possibility of losing gains achieved in the fight against malaria in the country, all hands, as opined by her must be on deck to eliminate malaria from the state and the country at large Sad that Nigeria “accounts for 27% malaria cases and 32% of malaria-related deaths globally” she charged the media to tread extra legitimate miles to dispel the rumours and misconceptions discouraging some people from sleeping inside the nets.

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