The National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP) in collaboration with Catholic Relief Service has earmarked $8.8 million dollars for the procurement of Long Lasting Insecticidal Nets (LLIN) to fight malaria disease in Osun state.
The Programme Manager, Catholic Relief Service in the state, Dr. Adetayo Olusola who made this known at a Workshop organised by NMEP in Osogbo, explained that, the said amount was meant for the procurement of the insecticide treated bednets alone’ stating that, other funds were also made available in other areas by the Federal Government and global fund to tackle the dreaded disease.
Dr. Olusola further disclosed that, the insecticidal nets would be distributed across the 30 local governments and 32 LCDAs of the state while 14,000 personnels that would distribute the nets are on ground to carry out the assignment.
The Programme manager who also hinted that 2.2 million nets are to be distributed in the state, affirmed that National Malaria Elimination Programme would do its best to see that people in the state live a malaria disease- free life.
He, however, charged people in the state to sleep inside the net to protect them from mosquito bites that spread the disease.