Jummai Aduda Or­gan­i­sa­tion sets tar­get for malaria-free FCT

Daily Trust - - CITY NEWS - By Al­fred Iwenekha

The Pres­i­dent Jummai Aduda Or­gan­i­sa­tion, a Non-Gov­ern­men­tal Or­gan­i­sa­tion, Mrs. Hauwa Phillip Aduda, has said that the or­gan­i­sa­tion will ex­tend its out­reach pro­gramme to many house­holds in FCT.

She made the pledge, weekend, dur­ing the of­fi­cial start­ing of the dis­tri­bu­tion of 1, 200 long last­ing in­sec­ti­cide treated nets and malaria in­ter­mit­tent pre­ven­tive treat­ment in com­mem­o­ra­tion of this year’s World Malaria Day in Abaji Area Coun­cil.

Rep­re­sented by the Project Co­or­di­na­tor, Mrs Lil­ian Tyosar, Aduda promised con­tin­ued med­i­cal ed­u­ca­tion pro­gramme on the preven­tion and man­age­ment of malaria, us­ing the new Artemisinin based com­bi­na­tion ther­apy.

She said the or­gan­i­sa­tion would dis­trib­ute 100,000 doses for the res­i­dents through pri­mary health cen­tres and train over 500 patent medicine ven­dors on cor­rect man­age­ment of malaria among other things to be done.

Yaupe, Si­nape and Amoko com­mu­ni­ties in Abaji Area Coun­cil di­rectly ben­e­fit­ted from the or­gan­i­sa­tion’s ges­ture this year.

Re­spond­ing, the rep­re­sen­ta­tive of the Abaji Area Coun­cil chair­man, Jethro Zakaria, thanked the or­gan­i­sa­tion for the ges­ture, urg­ing the res­i­dents of the ben­e­fit­ting com­mu­ni­ties to use the free nets and drugs as ex­pected.

One of the res­i­dents, Zainab Al­has­san, said they were full of praises for the or­gan­i­sa­tion and prayed for its con­ti­nu­ity.

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