In Adamawa Govt to distribute 2.4m mosquito nets

Kadala recalled that the last time the public were given nets in the state was in 2010 when 1.4 million nets were distributed.

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The Adamawa Government in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Health and Catholic Relief Service is to distribute 2.4 million treated mosquito nets to households across the state.

The state Programme Manager of Malaria Elimination Programme, Mr Isaac Kadala, made this known on Tuesday at a sensitisation workshop for journalists on the distribution of Long Lasting Insecticidal Nets (LLINs).

Kadala recalled that the last time the public were given nets in the state was in 2010 when 1.4 million nets were distributed.

He said the exercise was supposed to be conducted after three years in line with the World Health Organisation standard but due to insurgency, Adamawa had delayed the exercise to this year.

Kadala said the essence of the media workshop for journalists was to provide them with the opportunity to gain insights into LLINs campaign in the state and to motivate them to develop interest in the coverage and reporting of the campaign.

“We also want you to provide media publicity before, during and after the campaigns.

“Continue to promote use of LLIN after campaign as part of corporate social responsibility.

“Follow the process through to get interesting and educative human interest stories,” said the manager.

The state Commissioner for Health, Dr Fatima Atiku, who was represented by the Director Public Health, Mr Bwalki Dilli, solicited media support for the success of programme in the state.

Atiku said that before commencement of the exercise all households would be given Net Cards to be used in collecting the nets.

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