Society for Family Health Officials

Residents of Delta state have benefitted from the distribution of about 3.5 million Anti-Malaria mosquitoes net distributed throughout the state in the last one year to fight and curtail the prevalent and menace of mosquitoes in the state.

The Society of Family Health officials presented this report to the Delta state government in Asaba, the state capital while giving an account of their activities during the last one year.

Details from the society revealed that about 3,486,120 long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINS) were distributed to beneficiaries to fight malaria in the state.  The distribution is said to commence on the 28th of April 2019 and ended officially on the 26th of June 2019 have lasted.

The end of the campaign also witnesses the submission of a detailed report by the Society of Family Health to the Delta State Government. The campaign manager and director SFH, Dr. John Ocholi said a total number of 3,553,417 net cards were distributed to residents. Out of the number, a total of 3,486,120 LLINS were distributed to residents.

Of that number, a total 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 percent out of 100 percent thereby scoring the exercise a huge success.

According to Dr. Ocholi, the balance mosquitoes nets will be returned to the Delta state government to aid the state for future distribution plans. He calls for mass enlightenment and publicity to informed the communities about the necessity of this program citing lack of awareness as one of their handicaps during the exercise.

He, however, said much effort was made by the campaigners to reach the nook and crannies of the state despite their challenges.