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Kano, Global Fund Malaria Consortium Distributes 8.8m Mosquito Nets

-Flags off integrated yellow fever vaccination campaign in the State

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Hassan Musa Fagge

Kano State Government in partnership with Global Fund Malaria Consortium has flagged off the distribution of eight point eight million Insecticide Treated Nets (ITN) to vulnerable households in the State.

The State Governor Dr.Abdullahi Umar Ganduje disclosed that the 2022 campaign intends to Insecticide-treated nets door-to-door to all households free of charge across the 44 local government areas from 10th to 22nd November 2022.

The Governor represented by his deputy and APC Gubernatorial Candidate Dr. Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna stated this on Wednesday at Gaya town while flagging off the Insecticide Treated Nets distribution and Integrated Yellow Fever Vaccination Campaign in Kano State.

According to him, the campaign will utilize over twenty thousand Adhoc personnel and the nets were delivered to over three thousand six hundred designated distribution hubs across the four hundred and eighty-four wards in the State.

He explained that the net distribution is a compliment to the ongoing effort by the Kano State Government to improve the health and well-being of the people of the State, adding that the State Government has approved the monthly procurement and distribution of free malaria commodities for diagnosis and prevention of malaria amongst pregnant women and children.

On the Integrated Yellow Fever Campaign, the Governor noted that it is targeting more than fourteen million people between nine to forty-four years of age with the aim of achieving significant coverage in order to develop herd immunity against the disease with the enhancement of routine immunization services including Covid-19 vaccination and Birth registration.

“I, therefore, call on the people within this age bracket to utilize this golden opportunity by availing themselves to the immunization posts to get vaccinated as this will contribute to building the needed herd immunity against yellow fever.”

While appreciating the continued support of development partners and traditional institutions towards the eradication of malaria and yellow fever, the Governor also urges the households to cooperate with the personnel deployed for the exercise to ensure its success.

The Minister of Health Dr.Osagie Ehanire represented by a Director in the ministry Mr.Festus Okoh revealed that Kano is one of the Seven States benefitting from the insecticide Treated Nets mass campaign this year.

He further mentioned that over the years the efforts by the government and partners have enabled some successes in malaria response in the country through the utilization of Insecticide-treated nets amongst children under five years increased from 43.4% in 2015 to 52% in 2018 while that amongst pregnant women increased from 49.0% in 2015 to 58.0 in 2018, these and others have aided the reduction in malaria prevalence from 42.0% in 2010 through 27.0% in 2015 to 23.0% in 2018.

In attendance during the event was the Emir of Gaya Alh. Aliyu Ibrahim, Kano Head of Service Alh. Usman Bala Muhammad, Commissioner of Health Dr.Aminu Ibrahim Tsanyawa, Representatives of Development Partners, and other Stakeholders.

Fagge is Chief Press Secretary to the Deputy Governor of Kano State

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