Zamfara State government through the state Ministry of Health, under the support of the United States of America government’s Malaria Initiative Programme, has conducted three days advocacy campaign on the use of Long Lasting Mosquito Insecticide Nets, LLMIN, targeted at over 150, 000 households drawn from each of the 14 local government areas in the state.
This was contained in a press release signed by the information officer of the state Ministry of Health, Malam Nura Umar Gusau, made available to Nigerian Pilot yesterday.
The statement further informed that the campaign was aimed at ensuring the judicious utilisation of the recent 2.3 million Long Lasting Insecticide Mosquito Nets allocated to Zamfara State through some development partners such as UNICEF, WHO among others.
The statement said the three days campaign involved a total of 1,764 community volunteers, 294 ward focal persons and 14 LGA supervisors.
According to the statement, the monitoring teams were drawn from the state Ministry for Health, state Malaria Elimination Programme, as well as USAID-funded Malaria HC3 project.
It also commended Zamfara State government, America government and other international organisations like UNICEF, Save the Children, USAID, WHO and others for their gigantic support the people of Zamfara State to boost their health care services.
It also called on the benefiting communities to make use of their nets appropriately in order to aid the state government’s effort in making the state malaria free before the year 2020.

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