Sokoto administers drugs to curb malaria spread

malaria prevention AUGUSTINE OSAYANDE
ABUJA, (CAJ News) – THE Sokoto State Government has flagged off a house-to-house campaign for the administration of preventive drugs to eradicate malaria.

Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has launched the exercise, which targets an estimated 1,8 million minors.

“Government has adopted many strategies in solving the menace of malaria and other health related diseases such as capacity building for the health personnel, provision of health care facilities and provision of essential drugs among others,” said Tambuwal.

The governor urged the local government councils to give maximum support and cooperation to the programme.

He commended development partners for their contributions as well as appreciated the efforts of Sultanate Council for the social mobilization of the programme.

The Commissioner of Health, Dr Balarabe Shehu Kakale, said the ministry, in collaboration with Malaria Consortium, Ministry for Local Government and State Primary Health Care Development Agency, had trained health personnel to handle the exercise of attending to children aged 3- 59 months.

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