The State Manager Malaria Elimination Programme Mr. Isaac Kadala stated this at a media parley organised for journalists in the state ahead of forthcoming distribution of Long Lasting Insecticidal Nets (LLINs).
Mr. Kadala recalled that the last time the people were given nets was in 2010, when 1.4 million nets were distributed.
According to him, the replacement campaign was supposed to have been conducted after every three years as recommended by World Health Organisation’s (WHO) standard, but due to insurgency, the exercise was delayed to this year.
Kadala added that the essence of the media workshop is to provide journalists with the opportunity to gain insights into LLINs campaign and motivate them to develop interest in the coverage and reportage of the campaign.
“We also want you to provide media publicity before, during and after the campaigns.
“Continue to promote the use of LLIN after the campaign, as part of your own corporate social responsibility.
“Follow the process through to get interesting and educative human interest stories,” he said.
Dr Bwalki said before the exercise began, all households would be given Net Cards to be used in collecting the nets and call on people of the state particularly women and children under the age of five to sleep inside the net.
BY: Abubakar Mohammed
Ministry of Health