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Malaria: Sokoto Provides Free Drugs To 1 Million Children | The Precision

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Governor of Sokoto state,
Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has flagged off a mass house-to-house malaria
prevention program with a pledge to administer free drugs to one million
children in the state.

Speaking at the event
which held in the state capital Wednesday, Tambuwal said government has
resolved to renew its push against the dreaded disease, and will deploy
religious and traditional institutions to achieve set target.
He
said state government, in collaboration with the Presidential Malaria
Initiative (PMI) and other partners, is providing three million units of
mosquito nets and Seasonal Malaria Chematherapy (SMC) drugs to be
distributed free of charge in all parts of the state.
“We
are spending three hundred million Naira for training of personnel,
provision of logistics, vehicles, fumigation and sanitation to combat
the causative factor of the disease.
“Already,
the state government has redeemed all its pledges of counterpart funding
in bid to support supervision, social mobilisation and distribution of
drugs to all benefiting health facilities across Sokoto state,” he
added.
In his remarks, the Special Adviser to
the Governor on Malaria Elimination and Control, Abubakar Chika Umar,
said  government and partners will distribute SMC drugs free to all
children between 3 to 59 months in all the 23 LGAs.
“The
circle will last for four days at an interval of one month for three
months. This push will be supported by 500 health facilities in the
state,” he said.
Umar added that plans are
afoot to establish fully functional malaria elimination units will be
established in all the LGAs in the state.
Governor
Tambuwal also distributed motocycles to be used by roll back malaria
officials to be posted to rural communities in Sokoto for effective
administration of the drugs and other preventive measures
 
Source: The Precision

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