Flag off of ‘Long Lasting Insecticidal Nets (LLINs) Replacement Campaign in Osun State

 

The State of Osun Deputy Governor, Mrs. Titi Laoye-Tomori flagged off the distribution of long lasting insecticidal nets with a call on households to ensure they sleep under the nets to eradicate malaria from the state on Wednesday.

Osun Defender reports that the program tagged ‘Long Lasting Insecticidal Nets (LLINs) Replacement Campaign’, which is being led by the Society for Family Health (SFH) attracted international and local stakeholders in the health sector, who lauded Aregbesola-led administration for putting healthcare on the front burner.

Franspat gathered that Osun state is among the six states that will benefit from the replacement exercise under the Re-distribution programme of the Global Fund in partnership with the Federal Government of Nigeria.

The Public Health Director at the Osun State Ministry of Health told audiences at the event that the target for the year 2017 replacement of long lasting insecticidal nets (LLIN) is about 3 million nets with a ratio of 1 mosquito net to two persons unlike the last exercise which was held in 2013 where 1.6 million LLIN were distributed.

“Global Fund with the Federal Government in partnership with Society for Family Health and Catholic Relief Services had been saddled with the responsibility of distributing the nets which will be carried out from house to house and N2 billion has been made available as funds”, Osun Defender Reports.

Net Campaign In Osun State
L-R: CMD LAUTECH Hospital, Prof. Akeem Lasisi; State of Osun Deputy Governor, Mrs. Titi Laoye-Tomori; Director of Program, Society for Family Health (SFH), Dr Jennifer Ayanti and Commissioner of Health, Dr Rafiu Isamontu sitting under Net at the flag off ceremony of Long Lasting Insecticidal Nets Replacement campaign at Nelson Mandela Freedom Park, Osogbo on Wednesday 6th September, 2017.

 

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