The Malaria Elimination team from the Federal Ministry of Health, Society for Family Health, several NGOs and stakeholders in the fight against malaria paid a courtesy visit to Her Excellency, the Deputy Governor of Ogun State, Engineer Mrs. Noimot Salako and briefed her on their latest campaign during which they plan to distribute 3.7 million Insecticide Treated Nets to all households in Ogun State between 25th August and 6th September 2021.
Nigeria has the highest malaria incidence in the world and is a huge public health and socio-economic problem. Its effect include loss of livelihood, loss of school time and poor pregnancy outcomes. It is a leading cause of death in under 5s and about 10 Nigerians die of malaria every hour.
Engineer Noimot affirmed the commitment of Ogun State Government to the campaign and pledged our support to making the campaign a success. She also urged all households to cooperate with the distribution agents who will be going door to door across all 236 wards in the State and use the nets properly.
The deputy governor was decorated as the 2021/24 NET AMBASSADOR for Ogun State, and she promised to continue to promote and support the use of nets.