World Malaria Day: Corps members to the rescue of IDPs as Kwara ACPN advises FG on how to eradicate disease
In a bid to curb the spread of Malaria, a group of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members took the message against the spread of the infectious disease to the internally displaced persons (IDP) camp in Durumi, Abuja.
The Corps members under the aegis of Tuje Health Africa Red Cross NYSC Community development service (CDS) distributed mosquito nets, soaps, insecticides, soaps and leaflets as part of activities to mark World Malaria Day. They also distributed rat traps and tutored the IDPs on cleanliness and personal hygiene as a means of tackling Lassa Fever.
In Ilorin, the Kwara State chapter of the Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria (ACPN) has identified mosquito’s eradication as the best solution to end Malaria scourge.
According to the local ACPN Chairman, Juwon Otelaja, “The Federal Government can declare a sit at home day and release air crafts and troopers to the nation’s airspace. They will embark on massive fumigation of the entire air space to exterminate the mosquitoes. This exercise can be an annual ritual until we can say that mosquitoes no longer exist in Nigeria.”
John Tuje Ikhena, who led the corpers, explained that the intervention was aimed at cushioning the plight of the IDPs displaced by various communal conflicts including the nefarious activities of Boko Haram.
Otelaja said they would distribute 200 Treated Mosquitoes Nets (TMN) and over 500 drugs as their contribution to the celebration of this year’s World Malaria Day (WMD).
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