SFH, CRS, Chemonics collaborate with Niger state government to curb malaria.
Nigeria’s healthcare sector continues to be ravaged by mosquito related diseases and as a part of the efforts aimed at checking this parasite and ensuring that every individual life is a healthy life, the three tiers of government, in collaboration with numerous organizations like UNICEF, Society for Family Health, Catholic Relief Services and the World Health Organizations (WHO) have been distributing insecticide-treated nets to various urban and rural environments, since the distribution of free mosquito nets commenced to eradicate malaria worldwide.
The governor of Niger state, Gov Abubakar Sani-Bello is the recent one to inaugurate the distribution of insecticide-treated nets across the state. Budgeted at the distribution of 3.7 million nets, Sani-Bello said that the initiative was designed in collaboration with some organizations to curb the prevalence of malaria infections in the state. Statistics show that malaria is one of the leading diseases that have led to deaths globally and specifically in Nigeria, with children and pregnant women mostly affected by this prevalence.
State governor orders illegal clinics and hospitals to be closed down.
Reports indicate that some of the organizations that collaborated with the Niger state government include the Catholic Relief Service, Society for Family Health, Chemonics, as well as support from the Global Funds. Sani-Bello thus noted that this health intervention was commencing at a very crucial moment when there is a need to change the narratives surrounding the healthcare indices for an enhanced healthcare system that will serve the people properly and immensely improve lives, especially women and children. The Society for Family Health have been so pivotal in the distribution of these insecticide-treated nets across the country.
The governor, however instructed the state’s Ministry of Health and other relevant agencies to ensure the closing down of illegal clinics and hospitals within the state. Sani-Bello asserted that importantly, every lives in the state must be accounted for, and every death properly investigated. He also added that the health sector have overtime being operating its facilities without sufficient manpower, healthcare equipment and required capacity. He stated that the illegal healthcare facilities have been responsible for most of the death cases in the state.
ITN, a crucial strategy towards preventing and eliminating malaria.
Emphasizing the instruction for the necessary agencies to carefully investigate the death cases, the governor stated that the Ministry of Health on investigation, during this investigation must determine these death cases, if it was malaria or other diseases, affected locations, negligence or human error. Also, the Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire also stated that the designated use of insecticide treated nets across the state and country at large was a crucial strategy towards preventing and eliminating the prevalent malaria induced diseases.
Dr. Abubakar Usman, the Chief Medical Director of Federal Medical Centre, Bida, who represented the Minister of Health at the event noted that states like Niger, Delta, Kaduna, Taraba, Yobe and Anambra have hugely benefitted from the 2022 Malaria Intervention scheme in the country. Muhammad Maikudi, the Commissioner for Health in the state also admitted that the distribution of mosquito nets was posed at reducing the rate of malaria in the state to 33 percent.
Global Funds, CRS commended for their efforts at reducing cases of malaria.
Dr. Jennifer Anyanti, Deputy Managing Director at Society for Family Health immensely commended the combined efforts of Global Funds and Catholic Relief Services towards the reduction of morbidity and mortality rates caused by malaria. She noted that with this innovation, subsequent surveys will witness an improvement against the cases of malaria in the state and country generally. Mr. Emmanuel Abuh of Information and Communication Technology for Development also stated that over 2500 doses have been deployed to further help the state oversee an effective and seamless distribution of the insecticide treated mosquito nets.
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Kudos to stakeholders joining hands to support Niger to fight against mosquitoes by providing nets for use.
Malaria is actually a serious disease. I see the reason why the Niger government are ready to spend more on mosquito nets. Although, it is better to just prevent this malaria, by making our environments clean and neat.
The healthcare industry in Nigeria is still being decimated by diseases transmitted by mosquitoes, and as a component of the actions taken to curb the prevalence of this parasite in the country,
This will assist the state in effectively monitoring and coordinating the delivery of insecticide-treated mosquito nets throughout the state.
The governments of each state are obligated to begin the distribution of insecticide-treated nets throughout their respective states.
Malaria is one of the primary diseases that have led to deaths all over the world, and notably in Nigeria, this action would assist control it.
Because of the disproportionate number of children and pregnant women who are harmed by this malaria’s prevalence, the government must continue to work for its elimination.
The healthcare industry has, for some time now, been running its facilities without the necessary capacity, required workforce, or essential healthcare equipment.
The goal of distributing mosquito nets was to bring down the rate of malaria in the state to 33 percent, which is an excellent result.
The widespread implementation of the use of insecticide-treated bed nets across the state and the country as a whole was an essential component of the overall plan to reduce and eventually eradicate the diseases caused by malaria.
It is need to share the net to prevent people from getting malaria or any other disease. By doing this it will reduce the rate of malaria.
This has been in existence since and it has really help me the masses in reducing to the malaria effect but lots still need to be done it term of accountability because during the previous distribution lots of the net were hijack by some people and they were not share evenly.
The campaign against malaria should continue to be uphold considering the latter. Equality should be maintain in areas where they are mostly needed.
This is a good collaboration. But more need to be done in times of clearness of their environment. If their environment is clean at list it reduce mosquitoes in those areas
This health intervention was beginning at a very vital point when there is a need to shift the narratives surrounding the healthcare indices in order to have an improved healthcare system.
This is a good project at least to some extent will curb the spread of malaria parasite and safe lives. However, it is also an avenue for corrupt politicians including governors to pocket some money.
The majority of deaths that have occurred in the state have been attributable to unlicensed medical institutions; therefore, the state government ought to develop a means to control these establishments.
It makes sense the government intend to spend more on mosquito nets. Malaria is actually a serious disease..also,it is better to prevent malaria, by making our environments clean.
Mosquito is a vector responsible for the spread of malaria which has been a major challenge in west Africa, Nigeria. Many have dead from this killer disease. SFH, CRS, Chemonics collaborating with Niger state government to curb malaria is a major relieve that will reduce mortality rate and improve health in the healthcare sector.The distribution of mosquito net by Niger state government is just a means to pocket some money in name of fighting mosquito.
This is a very good project that the government is working on. This will help to reduce e malaria cases in that particular state
Malaria is an underated disease that has taken the lives of quite a number of people. This project would significantly reduce the death rates due to malaria.