Group empowers health workers against malaria
A Non-Governmental Organisation, Development Africa (DA) has reiterated the need for joint efforts by government and private bodies to eradicate malaria in the society.
The group posited that malaria remains one of the dangerous diseases posing threat to human beings and must therefore be faced squarely.
Speaking during a two-day anti-malaria campaign in Lagos recently, the Country Director, Development Africa, Mr. Joshua Kempeneer, said though malaria is a preventable and curable disease, it is equally deadly and has continued to claim thousands of lives every year, particularly in sub-Sahara Africa.
He said since 2009, the organisation has executed anti malaria campaigns in many states in Nigeria, disclosing that during such campaign they have distributed 95,189 insecticide nets (LLIN), trained 7,139 health workers and 3,827 community agents.
He said: “We have also carried out over 70,000 Rapid Diagnostic Tests in communities across the country with most of the beneficiaries being pregnant women and nursing mothers.
“Development Africa will continue its collaborations with the Federal Ministry of Health, National Malaria Elimination Programme and other Roll Back Malaria partners in the fight