Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq yesterday flagged off a state-wide campaign to curtail malaria, calling it one of the first fruits of his early interventions in the health sector where he recently paid N232 million counterpart funds.
The campaign, named Malaria-Free-Kwara, qualifies Kwarans to access free malaria treatments in the health centres near them in the state. It is part of the Roll-Back-Malaria Partnership, a donor-funded programme which Kwara has now keyed into after AbdulRazaq paid the required counterpart funds.
“One of the interventions we have made in the health sector was to pay N82 million (out of the total N232 million) counterpart funds to show commitment to be involved in the global anti-malaria campaign led by the Roll-Back-Malaria Partnership, a donors-driven initiative to stamp out the menace of malaria in the world, especially in our country Nigeria,” he said at the official launch of the Malaria-Free-Kwara in Ilorin, the state capital.
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