The President Muhammadu Buhari administration says it will distribute 25 million treated mosquito nets in six states of the federation this year to tackle malaria.
Concise News learned that the LLINs replacement campaign, funded by Global Fund, would be carried out in Taraba, Yobe, Delta, Kaduna, Kano and Jigawa States.
Abdulaziz Mashi, Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Health, said in Jalingo on Friday that the exercise would be executed in collaboration with the Catholic Relief Services (CRS).
“The campaign across the six states is aimed at delivering over 25 million LLINs to beneficiaries in the country, with support from Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM),” he said.
“Today’s flag off signifies the commencement of the series of activities that will lead to the distribution of over two million nets to all communities in the 16 LGAs in Taraba state.”
Mashi added that the federal government had adopted the LLINs replacement campaign as one of the strategies for the prevention and elimination of malaria in the country.