4 He said the state government in partnership with the PMI-US had procured 2.8 million treated nets for distribution to deserving households.
5 “The government is resolute at expanding investment opportunities in other malaria interventions and innovative programmes such as indoor residual spray, vector control and surveillance measures.
6 “While strengthening drug-based malaria preventive and treatment mechanisms,” he said.
7 Ibrahim said the state government would continue to work with relevant stakeholders to review mechanisms towards reducing the disease burden.
9 The Permanent Secretary disclosed that another survey was in the offing towards 2023, and attributed the feat achieved in the fight against the disease to the visionary leadership of Gov. Atiku Bagudu, and support of the stakeholders.
10 “Kebbi government launched ‘Operation Stop Malaria’ amongst other laudable interventions to reverse the trend of malaria and reduce the negative impact of the disease in the state,” he said.
11 Earlier, Alhaji Yusuf Sani-Kamba, Chairman, Directors’ Forum Primary Healthcare Development Agency (PHCDA), said that over 12,000 personnel would be deployed for the distribution exercise in 225 wards across 21 local government areas of the state.
12 According to him, household mobilisation and registration will hold from Oct. 1 to Oct. 9, while distribution exercise would run between Oct. 21 and Oct. 29.
He, therefore, advised the people to spread the nets under shade before use.
14 He said the media engagement was designed to expose practitioners to the objectives of the campaign and encourage use of ITNs at the grassroots.
15 “We want to re-orientate journalists on malaria prevention and control with special emphasis on ITNs, and also motivate them to develop interest in reporting the campaign,” he said.
16 He lauded the state government and other partners for their contributions towards combating malaria.