Executive Secretary, Yobe Primary Healthcare Management Board, Dr Mohammed Lawan-Gana, said on Monday that the state government in collaboration with a group, Malaria Consortium, would distribute 2.3 million mosquito nets to fight malaria across the state.
Dr Lawan-Gana disclosed this in Damaturu at an orientation session with the media on Long-Lasting Insecticidal Net campaign in the state.
The Secretary, who was represented by the Director Disease Control of the board, Mohammed Ali, said the nets were increased from 1.5 million in 2011 to 2.3 million in 2019, to ensure every household was covered.
Senior Campaign Manager, Malaria Consortium, Mrs Adaeze Adenagbon, said that 956 distribution points had been identified across the state.
“The distribution points are within the communities and very accessible so that beneficiaries do not have to incur additional cost to access the mosquito nets.
“The programme will engage 800 mobilizers, to ensure everyone benefits from the distribution,” she said.