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Group tackles malaria scourge in Alimosho


Communities in two local councils of Lagos State – Alimosho and Kosofe – were recently beneficiaries of a campaign by health organisations to stem the tide of malaria, as parts of activities held to mark the World malaria Day last week.

West-Field Development Initiative (WDI), a non-governmental organization with a mission to improve wellness and access to opportunities for disadvantaged Nigerians, organised the free medical screenings for over 500 residents.

They were beneficiaries of free medical consultation and treatment on malaria, high blood pressure, diabetes and HIV/AIDS, as well as the distribution of free insecticide-treated nets.

Deputy Director of WDI, Mobola Lana, noted that the medical mission was to raise awareness on malaria prevention and treatment. Lana said there is a plan in the nearest future to build a malaria centre in the local council.

“Alimosho is the biggest local council in Lagos and so, reducing the incidence of malaria in this area will be a massive boost to the war against malaria. It also mean we can be successful anywhere else because of the challenges associated with working around this community.”

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