Abdulfatah Ahmed Gov calls for urgent, sustained action against malaria

Ahmed called on various stakeholders to sustain advocacy efforts against the pandemic.

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Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed, has called for urgent action to eradicate malaria, one of the biggest public health challenges in Africa.

The Governor made the call as the world marked Malaria Day on Tuesday.

Hosting a delegation from the National Malaria Elimination Programme led by the Country Representative, Catholic Relief Services, Mrs. Rebecca Bassey at the Government House, Ilorin, Ahmed called on various stakeholders to sustain advocacy efforts against the pandemic.

Governor Ahmed commended the Catholic Relief Services for supporting the elimination of malaria and assured that the government would support the distribution of Long Lasting Insecticide Nets across the state.

In her remarks, Bassey disclosed that 60 million long lasting insecticide nets would be distributed to 30 million Nigerians, including Kwarans.

Mrs. Bassey explained that about two million long lasting insecticide treated nets, which cost N1.6bn would be distributed in Kwara State through mass campaigns between July and August.

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