By Asma’u Ahmad
The Ogun State Government has on Monday renewed its commitment to control malaria scourge in the state.
Malaria Campaign Team Leader, Mrs Nkoyo Ogar, stated this at a one-day interactive training for media practitioners in Abeokuta.
Ogar said prevention strategies would be implemented in collaboration with Federal Government, Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) and the Catholic Relief Services (CRS).
According to her, the partnership will lead to the distribution 3.3 million free mosquito nets to residents across the state.
She said there would be 1,255 points across the 20 local government areas of the state for the distribution of the Long Lasting Insecticidal Nets (LLIN) scheduled to hold between May 1 and 5.
“Before the distribution, there will be registration of households from April 14 to 22, where mobilisers will move from house-to-house to register and issue net cards.
“Households must ensure that they collect net cards during the registration,” Ogar said.
The official therefore enjoined residents to take advantage of the programme, urging them to hang the nets under a shade for 24 hours before use.
Ogar explained that Cash and Asset Transfer (CAT) strategy using android devices through a mass distribution campaign would be adopted for the programme.
According to her, the distribution campaign will be led by the Ogun Ministry of Health through the state Malaria Elimination Programme with technical assistance from the Catholic Relief Services.