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Ondo commends Catholic mission for distribution of mosquito nets

Ondo commends Catholic mission for distribution of mosquito nets

The Ondo State Commissioner for Health, Wahab Adegbenro on Monday commended the Catholic Relief Services (CRS) for the successful distribution of long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLIN) to residents in the state. The Commissioner made this known while playing host to officials of CRS in his office in Akure, Ondo State capital. Adegbenro noted that the Campaign would go a long way in reducing the scourge of malaria in the state.

In his word of appreciation, he said, “On behalf of the state government, I want to appreciate CRS for the just-concluded Net Replacement Campaign in the state. You have really done well and we appreciate your support in the state for the benefit of the people for the last 8 weeks for this exercise, it is highly commendable,” Adegbenro said.

He acknowledged the high burden of Malaria in Nigeria and assured that the State would work towards sustaining the gains recorded during the campaign. The commissioner further said that the state government through the ministry of health would continue to collaborate with the group in ensuring the health conditions of residents are improved.

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While giving the report, the leader of the State Support Team, CRS, Olumide Adefioye said it was important to present the outcome of the campaign to the State Government, hence the reason for the debriefing.

In his presentation, he highlighted key activities that took place in the course of the campaign which included training of trainers, cascade training, community meetings, household mobilization, transportation of the nets to LGAs and distribution points. Others include the flag-off ceremony at State & LGA levels, LLIN distribution and rapid assessment of net retention and use

Adefioye said a total of two million, hundred forty-four and Thirty-six (2,444,036) long-lasting insecticidal nets were distributed to residents across the eighteen local government areas of the state. He also highlighted that a net redemption rate of 91.5% was achieved in the State.

YOMI AYELESO, Akure