General news

Malaria: Plateau Govt. to distribute more than 2 million mosquito nets



News Today 2

The Plateau Government said it would distribute 2,522, 250 Long Lasting Insecticidal Treated Nets(LLINs) to households across the 17 local government areas in the state, as part of its efforts to eliminate malaria in the area.

Nigeria News Agency reports that the distribution exercise is in partnership with the United States Government through the US’s President Malaria Initiative (U.S.PMI).

Mr Chris Bewa , the Programme Manager , State Malaria Elimination Programme, made the disclosure during a media parley on Tuesday in Jos, organised by the Plateau State Primary Healthcare with support from breakthrough Action Nigeria.

Bewa said preparations for LLINs distribution would hold from Feb. 1 to Feb. 9 with household mobilisation for the issuance of net card, a requirement before nets are given to any households at the 1,003 designated distribution points accross the state.

“The state launching of the distribution will be on Feb. 21, while the net distribution proper will be on Feb. 22, where only women will be allowed to come to the points for crowd control strategy,” he said.

He said the treated nets must be spread under a shade for a day before its final usage in the house, stressing that the nets should not be exposed to direct sun light.

The Executive Secretary of the Plateau State Primary Healthcare Board,Dr Livinus Miapkwap, said the objective of the event was to partner with the media to create awareness on the distribution exercise, to enhance its success.

Miapkwap assured the media that the programme would be transparent, stating that only qualified and trained personnel would be engaged in all the processes for distribution.

“We are using lessons learnt from our last distribution in 2015 to ensure this distribution is better and we also welcome constructive criticisms to ensure the success of the distribution exercise.

” We appreciate Gov. Simon Lalong for approving the counterpart funding required for this distribution exercise and we are hopeful that subsequent distribution would reach more households,” he said.

He said the State Government was also providing free malaria drugs to its 254 health facilities accross the state as the disease accounted for 68 per cent of all clinic attendance and reduced one per cent of the National Gross Domestic Product, annually.

In his remarks, Mr Paul Jatau, Chairman of the Nigerian Union of Journalist(NUJ), Plateau Council, urged the board and other stakeholders involved in the net distribution to ensure access to information to both media and public consumption.

He said the information would help in improving the health of the people while, assuring the organisers of the support of journalists to eliminate malaria in the state through educating the public on preventive measures.

Edited by: Abdullahi Yusuf

Short Link:

Martha Agas

Martha Agas: NNN is a Nigerian online news portal that publishes breaking news in Nigeria, and across the world. We are honest, fair, accurate, thorough and courageous in gathering, reporting and interpreting news in the best interest of the public, because truth is the cornerstone of journalism and we strive diligently to ascertain the truth in every news report. Contact: editor @ Disclaimer.

Recent Posts

African Legal Support Facility celebrates achievements as it begins new 14-year term COVID-19: Clinical psychologist warns against false information, theories Peace Day roundtable ends with call to end conflict, defend human rights and foster reconciliation efforts JICA awards scholarships to 13 Nigerians for human resource development Experts harp on early detection, treatment of childhood cancers Security Council press statement on Sudan Foreign Minister meets with South African Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Somali National Army and AMISOM launch Joint Operations Coordination Center (JOCC) in Mogadishu Erdogan says relations with Biden off to poor start Grant: New match schedule to give coaches the opportunity to build United Nations Committee on Migrant Workers to review Rwanda, Azerbaijan Group commends Buhari, leaders for solidarity with Tinubu Tunisia's austere Kais Saied, ruling by decree Burundi signs its second Country Programming Framework (CPP) for 2021-2026 African Elected Officials Review African Sanitation Guidelines Tanzania: African Development Fund approves $ 116 million loan to modernize southern road corridor United Nations regional commissions launch guidance note on transforming food systems US envoy to Haiti resigns, slams Haitian migrant deportations Africa CDC, IFRC and USAU call for equitable vaccination coverage in Africa Gov. Bello inaugurates new Kogi CJ Meter manufacturer lauds operation of agency in Enugu Bad weather caused military chopper crash in Ivory Coast: army Reps to probe alleged leakage of classified security documents Russia's daily virus deaths match record high Nobel ceremonies marred by pandemic for second year Equatorial Guinea will revise its oil and gas law to encourage upstream, middle and downstream investments, other African countries should do the same UNHCR blasts UK’s planned immigration law UNMISS and Warrap State authorities visit Marial Lou and call for peace and reconciliation in the region Gambia: WHO and Ministry of Health discuss 2022-2023 program budget South Sudanese children say hunger forces them to marry and commit crimes Bank of England holds stimulus, record-low rate EU to impose universal phone charger, in blow to Apple South Sudanese political elites illegally embezzle millions of US dollars, undermining basic human rights and stability – note UN experts Nobel science, literature prizes to be awarded in winners’ home countries Brazil central bank raises interest rate by 1 point to 6.25%: official Africa needs seven-fold increase in COVID-19 vaccine shipments Angola Cables Launches Sales Partnership Programme Lenmed Leverages SAP Best Practices For Rapid Onboarding Of New Acquisition Canon to harness the power of imaging to inspire a world of change at Expo 2020 Dubai Social dev’t: Celebrating 100 days of Andoni LG boss South African Airways resumes flights after bankruptcy FRSC, traditional, religious leaders’ partner against night journey Myanmar faces 'alarming' risk of escalating civil war: UN Ongoing cooperation highlights discussions between FIFA and the African Union The experience surpasses itself by transforming sustainable development projects in Rwanda into enriching experiences for travelers APO Group Awards still impacting the lives of African journalists after more than a decade UNECA engages women, youths in businesses in W/Africa CBN sets to roll out eNaira 1.3% agric output insufficient for food, raw materials demands – Ighodalo Russian coy, businesses to invest in Nigeria, says chamber president