MALARIA ERADICATION: ACOMIN Says It’s A Silent Killer That Needs Urgent Attention 


The Delta state Civil Society in Malaria Control and Immunization, ACOMIN, has called on government at all levels to provide adequate financial and human resources to supplement international support for the elimination of malaria in the state and nation at large.

The State Programme Officer on Malaria Control, Austin Uwede, who made the call during a brief for state media meeting on the global fund malaria community led monitoring project, noted that their presence in Aniocha South, Oshimili South, Ughelli South, Ughelli North, Ndokwa West, Isoko North, Patani and Sapele Local Government Areas of the state, has led to increased ingenuity, flexibility in tackling challenges and enhanced accountability in Primary Healthcare Centers situated in these 8LGAs.

Uwede insisted that for Nigeria to progress in the control and elimination of malaria, measures like mosquito avoidance, improved access to diagnostic and treatment, health education, promotion and community partnership, should be implemented.

ACOMIN Chairman, Greg Sifo, insisted that all hands must be on deck to control and eradicate Malaria from our communities as it keeps claiming the lives of masses.

However, Community Based Organisation Officers, attributed their success stories and achievements for the past 6months to constant advocacies that they carried out in their different LGAs.

Following the call to action on the control and eradication of Malaria in our various communities, the Society for Family Health, SFH, has encouraged the use of mosquito nets in our homes.

The Social Behaviour Change Communication Advisor, Mercy Momoh, during the brief for state media meeting on the global fund malaria community led monitoring project, insisted that the use of mosquito nets will go a long way to help eradicate malaria as mosquitoes will not have contact with the human body.

She also emphasized on the need to maintain a clean environment and other means of eradicating malaria to avoid mosquitoes breeding in those areas.