The Anambra state coordinator of the Good Governance Ambassadors of Nigeria (GOGAN) and stalwart of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Engr. Johnbosco Onunkwo has lent his voice on the scourge of malaria as the world marks World Malaria Day today.
Engr. Onunkwo who expressed worry over the prevalence of Malaria in Africa especially in Nigeria despite all efforts in the fight, averred that more still needs to he done.
According to him, our people are finding it hard to embrace the fact that malaria is far dangerous than most feared diseases.
In his words, “Our people are still wallowing in ignorance of the fact that malaria kills not just children but equally adults hence should be treated as a pertinent case.
“The theme of 2019 World Malaria Day is “Zero malaria starts with me”. This is a grassroots campaign aimed at keeping malaria high on the political agenda, mobilize additional resources, and empower communities to take ownership of malaria prevention and care.”
Recommending a concerted and collective effort in the fight against Malaria, Engr. Onunkwo urged Nigerians to heed to WHO’s recommendation of the use of insecticide-treated mosquito nets and indoor residual spraying.
“But it does not stop at the usage of nets and spraying, efforts should be intensified in keeping our environments clean hence it remains a collective endeavour.
“We should equally at all times educate and sensitize our people on the usage of insecticide treated mosquito net and clean environment.
“Remember, “Zero Malaria starts with oneself”, he added.
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