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Yobe pays N100 million for malaria prevention

Yobe authorities has paid a counterpart fund of N100 million for the Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention (SMC) for 2020-2021.

In accordance with the press secretary Hussaini Mai-Sule, the state’s deputy governor, Idi Gubana, made the disclosure when the nationwide co-ordinator of the Nationwide Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP), Tim Obot, paid him a courtesy go to.

The deputy governor famous that malaria was one of many lethal illnesses that the state is struggling to include in its drive to safeguard the lives of kids who’re beneath 5 years outdated.

“An Intermittent Prevention Therapy (IPT) is being carried out to make sure that pregnant girls and their unborn kids are adequately protected towards malaria.

“We’re additionally working in direction of making a synergy between related ministries, departments and businesses for the adoption and enforcement of environmental legal guidelines that may help in malaria prevention,” Mr Gubana mentioned.

He recommended the NMEP and its companions for his or her varied interventions towards malaria, together with the mass distribution of over 3.6 million handled mosquito nets within the state since 2019.

Mr Obot introduced, who was represented by Isichei Lucas, mentioned that Yobe was one of many states to profit from the brand new World Funds Grant 2021-2023 for the eradication of malaria. 

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