By Uangbaoje Alex, Kaduna
The Federal Ministry of Health and Society for Family Health in partnership with Catholic Relief Services are set to commence the distribution of 5.4 million Insecticide Treated Mosquito Nets (ITNs) across 23 Local Government Areas in Kaduna State.
Kaduna State Health Educator officer, Maryam Kure, disclosed this at a one-day media orientation meeting aimed at securing media support to promote and provide adequate publicity for the campaigns.
She emphasized the need for the media to focus mainly on creating awareness on the use of Insecticide Treated Nets (ITNs).
Mrs. Kure, revealed that the household registration and distribution of the nets will commence on 7th July and end on 18 July, 2022.
SFH, Director Technical and Programs, Mr John Ocholi, who also solicits media partnership in educating the general public on the importance of putting the treated nets to use, revealed that the malaria prevention intervention in the saw 5.1 million nets distributed in 2019.
According to Omo-Eboh Mamudu, a representative of the National Malaria Elimination Program (NMEP) of the Federal Ministry of Health, malaria which is the world highest killer disease, need to be given adequate media attention to help save lives.
He explained that the objective of the ITN mass campaign is to ensure that every two persons per household in Kaduna receive a net which according to him will be distributed through a door-to-door approach across all LGAs in the State.
Mamudu, assured that even areas facing serious security challenges will get the nets as no one or places are left out of the campaigns, saying “we can find a way to get around it, our nets will get there.
“We have estimated the number of nets needed based on projections to the 2006 census figures”.