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Malaria: Sokoto govt to distribute 3.2 million mosquito nets

The Sokoto government says it will distribute 3.2 million treated mosquito nets.

• April 26, 2022
Mosquito net
Mosquito net

The Sokoto government says it will distribute 3.2 million treated mosquito nets. Health commissioner Ali Inname said the distribution would begin in June 2022.

He said the state government set up 16 planning and distribution committees to ensure a hitch-free exercise.

He also noted that government officials, non-governmental organisations, community-based groups, traditional rulers, security agencies and journalists were included in the committees.

The commissioner explained that Kano would reach five million people with the treated nets, and ner said that comprehensive malaria treatment is ongoing in 575 health facilities across the state.

Mr Inname cautioned people against misusing the nets.

“The state government is collaborating with USAID Malaria Illumination Initiative (PMI) to deliver 450,000 to 600,000 doses of malaria medicine to 575 supported health facilities in 23 local government areas of the state,” stated the commissioner. “The government also entered into another partnership with the Malaria Consortium to deliver 1.2 million to 1.3 million doses each of the four cycles medicines to children under five during the rainy season between July and November every year from 2015.”

He added that the state government bought N1.5 million worth of doses of malaria medicine and 50,000 units of ITNs for distribution to facilities in the state.

The commissioner mentioned that the Kano government had trained personnel in malaria services and behavioural change in collaboration with Breakthrough Action Nigeria.

He said other efforts made by the Kano government included strengthening malaria vector control activities and statewide fumigation in all the 244 political wards in 2021.


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