Ogun plans to tackle malaria
TO combat the scourge of malaria in the state, the government of Ogun is strategising with the use of Long Lasting Insecticidal Nets (LLIN).
This was disclosed by the Director, Public Health, in the Ministry of Health, Dr. Yusuf Quduus at the 2015 Multi-year Training Plan (MYTP) held at Ijako in Ado-Odo/Ota Local Council Area of the state.
He said the MYTP which was supported by “Support for National Malaria Programme” (SUNMap) would cover year 2015-2020 on malaria elimination, adding that the MYTP was designed to discover the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) in the outgone year and to further explore available opportunities for malaria elimination in the year under review.
According to him: “MYTP is meant to look into the achievements and shortcomings in year 2009 – 2014 and recommend way out through sensitisation and trainings with regards to the use of LLIN aimed at controlling malaria in the state.”
Dr. Quduus, in a statement signed by the Ministry’s Media Officer, Adeniyi Akinbobola, said that Ogun State has achieved more than 90% in LLIN distribution since the beginning of the year with the support of SuNMaP and other development partners, while calling on more partners, NGOs and major stakeholders in the country to join hands with government in the crusade against malaria.
Also contributing, the State Malaria Elimination Programme Manager, Mrs. Olamide Adeyinka, said SuNMaP had been partnering with Ogun State in relation to malaria elimination programme, saying that more efforts would be geared towards the private health providers to increase the coverage in order to achieve the ultimate goal of malaria elimination in the state.