By Mohammed Dala Lawan
Yobe State Government has distributed Two million Two hundred thousand Long Lasting Insecticidal Nets, through mass campaigns across the state, in the year 2019.
Executive Secretary of Yobe State Primary Health Care Board, Dr Babagana Kundi Machina, made this known while briefing Journalists on this year’s World Malaria Day commemoration, held in Damaturu the state capital.
Dr Kundi Machina said Yobe state has made huge progress in the fight against malaria since 2013 resulting in a significant reduction in malaria burden.
“The 2013 National Demographic Health Survey, NDHS, shows that malaria is now responsible for two out of ten deaths in Children less than five years, as against thirty per cent in previous years,” Dr Kundi Machina said.
He, therefore, explained that the Yobe state government and development partners have concluded plans for a mass Insecticidal Treated Nets replacement campaign scheduled from July to August 2022 in all the 17 LGAs.
“All these preventive measures are to protect our people from the scourge of malaria in the communities also to reduce morbidity and mortality among children under five years and pregnant mothers” he added.
Dr Machina further commended the Yobe state government and the development partners on their commitment to ensuring a malaria-free state.