Malaria remains a major public health challenge in Nigeria with a current prevalence of 27% as against 42% in 2010.the use of long lasting insecticidal Nets (LLINs) has been proven to reduce the contact of mosquitos with human beings and mass campaigns are used to ensure that LLINs reach most of the beneficiaries within a short period.
The year (2017), National malaria elimination programme (NMEP) of FMOH and Catholic Relief services (CRS) will oversea the distribution of 2,471,061 million Long Lasting Insecticidal nets (LLINs) in Adamawa state starting from the month of September, with the aim to replace about 1,274,911 net distributed in 2010.
The Deputy governor of Adamawa state Engr. Martins Nasir Babale received the delegation in company of the members the state executive council.The Secretary to State Government (SSG) in his welcome address made clear the efforts of the state government in changing the political atmosphere of Adamawa state to suite the implementation of Healthcare system of the state, which has led to present transformation of over 403 primary Healthcare facilities in two hundred and twenty six political wards in Adamawa state.
The Deputy Governor of Adamawa State Engr Martins Nasir Babale in his speech welcomed the delegation and applauded the effort of the development partners during the hard time faced by the people of Adamawa state. His excellency Engr Martins called on the delegation to spread their tentacle across the state for wider coverage of targeted audience to attained sets goal and objective for malaria free Adamawa state.
He further assured the delegation full support to smooth distribution of the LLINs in the state.