Osun State Government, under the leadership of Senator Ademola Adeleke has inaugurated the Campaign Coordinating Network (ICCN) members for the 2023 Insecticide Treated Net(ITN) mass campaign to eliminate malaria in the State.
At the inauguration which was held at the Conference Hall of the State Ministry of Health, the Government was represented by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Mr Kayode Adegoke.
The Permanent Secretary, who also spoke through the Director Of Public Health, Dr. Akeem Bello stressed the need to inaugurate some of the team members that would play active role in the net distribution campaign taking place between 14th of May to June 2023.
He also disclosed that more than 3million treated nets are going to be distributed to all the Local Government areas and wards of the State.
Bello further hinted that at least each household would get the treated net in order to insulate them from malaria attack.
He therefore urged Osun residents to take advantage of the free distribution of the nets when the time comes.
Speaking earlier, the Campaign Manager for Osun 2023 lTN distribution, who also works for the Society for Family Health, Dr John Ocholi stated that the team was in Osun State to inaugurate INT campaign coordinating network for the year 2023 distribution of free mosquito nets.
According to him, the Government of Osun State is working with the Federal Government of Nigeria, with support from other partners, to adequately plan on how to distribute about 3. 6 million nets, free of charge, to all households in the State, adding that this is to replace the nets distributed 3/4 years ago in the State.
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