Osun to Distribute 3 Million New Treated Mosquito Nets

As the Government of the State of Osun has received the first and second consignments of new Long Lasting Insecticide Nets for distribution in the state, officials of the State Ministry of Health ,in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Health ,will begin the replacement of the old nets with new ones.

 

 

This was disclosed in Osogbo by the Director of Public Health in the State Ministry of Health, Dr Gbenga Adepoju while on advocacy visit to the Ministry of Information and Strategy.

Dr Adepoju, who led the advocacy team, which include officials from the Federal Ministry of Health and non- governmental organizations, explained that one million mosquito treated nets were distributed  in the state three years ago while three million mosquito treated nets will now be distributed.

He further explained that evidence has shown that the mosquito nets presently in use may have lost the expected potency to kill mosquitoes hence the production of the new mosquito nets by the Federal Government  through the National Malaria Elimination Programme.

Dr Adepoju then pleaded with relevant officials of the State Government, all local governments and LCDAs as well as local communities in the state to key-in into the programme and ensure the success of the distribution of about three million new mosquito treated nets which will be distributed to all households in the state.

Receiving the team on behalf of the Coordinating Director, the Director of Press and Public Relations in the Ministry of Information and Strategy, Mr Dapo Ajayi, who received the team, assured that the Ministry will partner with,collaborate and support and thereby ensure the success of the programme in the state.