The Society of Family Health (SFH) has announced that a total of 3,486,120 Long Lasting Insecticidal Nets (LLINS) were distributed to beneficiaries in Delta State to stem the tide of malaria.
The 2019 replacement campaign of the LLINS which began on April 28, 2019, officially ended on June 26, 2019 with the presentation of reports by officials of the Society of Family Health to the Delta State Government.
Unveiling the report at the Office of the Secretary to the State Government, the campaign manager of the Society for Family Health Dr. John Ocholi said, a total number of 3,553,417 net cards were distributed to residents and a total number of 3,486,120 LLINS were distributed to beneficiaries across the State bringing the overall redemption of net cards across the State to 89.7% out of 100%, describing the exercise as a huge success.
The campaign manager informed that the balance Nets will be returned to the State Government through the reverse logistics for the State to plan further on how to distribute it.
Dr. Ocholi emphasized that during the campaign, concerted efforts were made in order not to omit any community in the distribution and appealed to the state Government to always sensitize the public on the usefulness of the net and ensure that they put it to proper use.
He thanked the State government particularly Governor Okowa and his wife for the support given to the body and for creating an enabling environment for the success of the campaign exercise in the state.
Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Chiedu Ebie appreciated officials of the Society for Family Health for the successful campaign carried out towards the prevention of malaria in the state by distributing the free LLINS to millions of beneficiaries across the State.
He assured them that the end users would put the mosquito nets to good use adding that it would help to reduce the spread of malaria in the state especially in rural areas.
Ebie further expressed confidence that the State Government will play their own part to ensure that the remaining Nets are effectively distributed to various Local Government Areas so that the purpose of the LLINS will be meant.