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Adeleke seeks cooperation against malaria

Osun State Governor, Senator Ademola Adeleke has enjoined the State residents to give maximum cooperation to the mosquito net distribution team in their various localities in order to keep malaria fever in Osun on a continued decline.

This admonition was given by the State Helmsman while playing host to Federal Ministry of Health representatives and other health stakeholders like Society For Family Health, National Malaria Elimination Programme and Catholic Relief Service, to mention a few.

According to the Governor, who was represented by the Deputy Governor, Prince Kola Adewusi, “Malaria remains one of the foremost killers of children worldwide and as a result, Osun State under our watch is ready to deepen activities to reverse this trend.

 He further recalled that Osun has good track records in malaria prevention advocacy and treated nets distribution which,he observed,has culminated in constant decline of its spread. In view of this, the net initiative has our full support, the Governor emphasized.

The Governor however counseled all residents in the State to judiciously make use of the treated mosquito net, advancing that sleeping inside it is not only safe for use but also capable of preventing mosquito bite which is always a causative agent of malaria.

The Governor did not fail to appreciate the passionate contributions of the Global Fund, the National Malaria Elimination Programme and all other partners who have made efforts towards the reduction of the burden of malaria in Osun State.

Earlier in his speech, the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Health, Engr. Adebiyi Olufunso, who was represented by Mr. Chukwu Okworonko asserted that malaria remains a major public health challenge in Nigeria, as it constitutes a leading cause of death in Nigeria, with young children and pregnant women greatly affected with it’s attendant crippling of economic development.

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