Lagos To Distribute 4.5 Million Treated Mosquito Nets

To stem the increasing rate of malaria infection, the Lagos State Government says it has concluded arrangement to distribute 4.5 million chemically treated mosquito nets to households in the state.
The proposed distribution of the Long Lasting Insecticide Nets (LLIN), with each household expected to have two, was part of activities marking this year’s World Malaria Day.

Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris disclosed that the Federal Government offered the state 4.5 million chemically treated mosquito nets to distribute to the populace, saying that the government was currently working on the logistics to distribute the nets.

According to him, the nets would be stored at the Oshodi Medical Store, from where distribution would be made to the public any time from now, adding that lots of people needed these nets.

Idris lamented that malaria had remained a major public health challenge in Nigeria that had been responsible for 30 percent childhood morbidity; 25 percent mortality among pregnant women; constitute more than 70 percent of outpatient attendance in the public health facilities in Lagos State while about 400,000 cases of the illness were reported annually.

“Historically, malaria has plagued humanity since ancient times and continues to haunt over 40% of the world population. The incidence of malaria worldwide is estimated to be between 300 and 500 million clinical cases every year.

“About 90% of these cases are found in sub-Saharan Africa. The death of over one million children and pregnant women annually has been attributed to this dreadful disease called Malaria,” he disclosed.

Idris said that the theme for this year’s commemoration Counting Malaria Out and the slogan Count Me In, was apt in view of the collective responsibility of everyone including governments at all levels, civil society organizations, communities, corporate organizations and even individuals to reduce the scourge of malaria.

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