Ikoyi Obalende collaborates with In service of humanity foundation to mark 2021 world malaria day, Zero Malaria

The world malaria day , which is being celebrated on every 25th of April every year by the Wold Health Organization ( WHO)was marked yesterday Friday 23rd of April by Ikoyi Obalende LCDA in conjunction with In service of humanity foundation ISOH at the Obalende primary health centre Ikoyi Obalende LCDA.

The world malaria day , which is being celebrated on every 25th of April every year by the Wold Health Organization ( WHO)was marked yesterday Friday 23rd of April by Ikoyi Obalende LCDA in conjunction with In service of humanity foundation ISOH at the Obalende primary health centre Ikoyi Obalende LCDA.

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The community based program is to enlighten the people about malaria as public health issue in Africa Nigeria , test the people , prescribed standard malaria drugs for citizens with positive results and give food aids .Over 150 people slated to benefit from the free drugs and food aid.

The executive chairman ikoyi obalende Hon Fuad Atanda-Lawal started his opening address by appreciating the community with their support for the past three years in office

He further emphasis on the danger of malaria disease as an endemic disease in Africa which Nigeria has the highest number of cases and mortality rate, he said his administration has embarked on regular drainage desilting and clearing to avoid stagnant water that could breed mosquitoes with malaria fever.

Fuad encouraged the people to imbibe cleanliness as a away of life and go for test whenever there is any sign of feverish feeling in other to achieve this year theme zero malaria, he said both children and adult are vulnerable to the disease .

Fuad said it is treatable curable and controllable if the people in the community stop dropping dirt’s in the drainage and other littering habits.

Also the Medical officer of health ikoyi obalende Dr Osuyomi Ope from a professional angle threw more light on how malaria disease is caused by a parasite known as plasmodium which is normally spread through an infected mosquitoes called Anopheles .

She buttress the important of clean environment as one of the first prevention and spread of malaria in the community.

The co founder /director In service of humanity foundation. (ISOH) Mrs Nene Bjide and the programme director Mr Nana kalu also address and coordinate the beneficiaries as they will have to observe the malaria test and proscribed to them standard drugs with a package of food item to mark the 2021 Malaria day .

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