Residents In Kaduna Gets 5.5Million Insecticide Treated Mosquito Nets

The Federal Ministry of Health, said it has distributed a total of 5,502,455 free insecticide treated mosquito nets to residents in Kaduna State.

The Director, Technical and Programme, Global Fund Malaria, Society for Family Health, John Ocholi, stated this while giving a breakdown report on the completion of the exercise, at Kaduna State Ministry of Health.

Ocholi said 5,509,778 mosquito nets were procured and received by the Kaduna State Government for the 2022 mass campaign, to be distributed to households across the state.

He said a total of 5,502,455 were distributed and 795 are still available and will be handed over to the state government.

He added that, with the distribution, they have recorded 99.9 percent success, with a total of 10,672,861 beneficiaries.

Voice of Nigeria reports that the distribution by Kaduna State Government in collaboration with Federal Ministry of Health, Society for Health and other support organizations, began July 7 to July 27.

Ocholi said during the exercise, monitoring and supervision was ensured by different cadres of monitors from the National, State, LGA and Ward levels.

According to him, lessons learnt during the exercise include, timely submission of personnel, listing is important to facilitate profiling of personnel on the CAT platform.

He appreciated the Executive Governor of Kaduna State, the State Net Ambassador, Commissioner for Health and other health officials for support given during the campaign.

The Commissioner of Health, Amina Mohammed Baloni, commended them for good teamwork and collaboration by supporting partners.

She said for the units that were not covered, the state government will look into it for solutions. She advised residents to utilise the mosquito nets given and not misuse it.

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