Adamawa Indigenes Turnout Enmass For Free Distributions of ITNs

October 18, 2020


By Hussaini Hammangabdo, Yola

Households in their large numbers, defied going to farm for  harvest of  food crops and markets as  distribution of free Insecticides Treated  Nets (ITNs) enters it’s fourth day  in Adamawa state.

The distribution exercise flagged off on the 14th of this month is  expected to last for 14-days.

 Households in  Kirchinga, Bazza, Muchala,  Mayo-Ngoli, Pella and Balhuna communities of  seven LGAs  that made up the Northern interviewed  Sunday,  rated malaria prevelance in the area as high.

Bongel Jaspa and Umaru Ardo residents of Vulpi and Kwakwa in Mubi-North and Hong LGAs said they  opted for the  ITNets as solution to malaria treatment.

They both said,  “Many households have already collected the nets,  others anxiously waiting to collect theirs”.

The  one face, House-to House distribution is being conducted in full compliant  with covid-19 protocol.

However, the distribution witnessed pocket of  challenges in Demsawo/Nasarawo as some residents  demand equal share of number of nets with those that have families.

The Catholic Relief Services (CRS), , in collaboration with the Adamawa State Ministry of Health, National Malaria Elimination Programme and other implementing partners, with funding support from the Global Fund Malaria are sets to distributes over  2.8 treated mosquito nets

Gov Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, has inaugurated the distribution where he urged people  to make good use the nets.

Households were hiproperly enlightened  by the  MDTs on the usage  before being handed over the nets .

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