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Okowa calls for joint efforts to check malaria, AIDS, TB

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governor, Ifeanyi , has the collaboration of all stakeholders in in the achievement of in the country.

According to him, all stakeholders, including global health partners, need to cooperate and support government’s and programmes that impact positively on the people for Nigeria to achieve in the country and eliminate malaria by the year, 2020.

The governor gave the advice when he received stakeholders in under the National Malaria Programme led by Dr. Evelyn Ngige, in Asaba. While expressing his delight that was chosen as one of the pilot states for the National Malaria Programme, the governor assured the committee and global partners of the readiness of his administration to collaborate with them to achieve success in the fight against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.

“We are interested in the improvement of the health of our people, and we will collaborate with the federal government and the global partners to ensure that the programme succeed as it will impact positively on the health of our people.

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“We need to take the advocacy to the grassroots; we will mobilise the traditional rulers, community leaders and other stakeholders in the communities to ensure the success of the programme for our people,” he stated.

According to , the programme, in addition to our Contributory Health Scheme, will help in the achievement of universal health coverage and delivery for our people.

While commending the federal government for the national malaria programme initiative, Governor Okowa said that the flag off of the distribution of Long Lasting Insecticidal Nets (LLIN) campaign in the state would be on June 7, 2019, promising his administration’s support for the successful campaign. He advised the federal government to take a critical look at the high population of the country and develop programmes to its growth for universal health programme to be achieved.

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Earlier, Dr. Ngige, who represented the minister of health at the occasion, said that they were on an advocacy visit to Governor Okowa on the Roll Back Malaria Programme and the distribution of LLINs, explaining that Delta state has been chosen among other states for the pilot porgramme for the elimination of malaria by the year, 2020. She counterpart funding and other logistic support for the success of the programme in the state.

 

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