FG to distribute 8.4 million anti-malaria nets in Kano

The Nigerian government is planning to distribute a total of 8.4 million treated nets fight the deadly scourge of malaria disease in Kano state.

This was revealed by Dr. Bashir Lawan,  State Manager, National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP) during a visit to Malam Muhammad Garab, Commissioner for Information, Kano state on Wednesday.

Bashir Lawan said they were at the ministry to update the Commissioner on the programme and seek the support of the ministry torwards the successful conduct of the campaign.

He added that the state, the Federal ministry of Health, National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP) and Roll Back Malaria (RBM) have planned to distribute 8.4 million long lasting insecticide Treated Nets.

In his response, Garba, said the Ministry of Information, Youth and Culture will partner with all relevant stakeholders to sensitize the general public on the dangers of malaria disease.

The Commissioner explained that Malaria is now the main killer disease that all hands must be on deck to eradicate it completely.

He said massive campaign on environmental sanitation and the use of bed nets will reduce the incidences of Malaria to the barest minimum.

Muhammad Garba assured that the ministry will continue to support massive campaign on the prevention of the disease.

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