Maiduguri – Eight hundred and fifty thousand children should be reached during Malaysian chemotherapy in the state of Borno, the World Health Organization said yesterday.
Malaysian chemotherapy is a seasonal exercise, and exercise takes place in the fourth year of the year.
The current exercise has more than 2,700 volunteers in seven local state areas.
The fourth cycle of the seasonal campaign for malware chemoprevention is in progress.
During the exercise, the WHO supports the WHO in collaboration with the Ministry of Health to reach more than 850,000 children aged between 3 and 59 months with antimalarial medicines in the 2018 campaign termination cycle.
The campaign focuses on reducing the impact of malaria especially in children aged between 3 and 59 who were predisposed to the mosquito killers in a crisis in a disbanded state.
Speaking to journalists during exercise at Maiduguri, WHO Health Emergency Programs Manager, Dr. Collins Owili, explained that seasonal malware promotion campaign was introduced in the state with the aim of reducing the morbidity and mortality rate of children in children under the age of five for malaria.
He said: "In response to the high impact of malaria in the northeastern region, WHO has launched a seasonal modification of malaria in 2017 with a view to rapidly reducing malaria by saving 10,000 lives among children up to five years in the state of Borno."
Owili said the exercise proved effective and that is why we continued with four more cycles this year.
He said he hoped the lessons from the campaign in Northeast Nigeria could be applied in other emergency environments around the world.
While demonstrating the effectiveness of intervention, Malaysian Malaysian malaria manager Mala Waziri said the effects of malaria in the state apparently diminished as the exercise was modeled in 2017.
He said: "Although we still have to carry out an assessment of the seasonal practice of malaria scouring in the state, it is obvious that intervention helped reduce the incidence of malaria in the household, as fewer cases are reported in clinics this year than in the previous years."
According to the WHO focal point for the prevention of malaria in the northeastern region, Dr. Ini Nglass, the fourth cycle of the latest planned malaria for this country.
"This is the last of the planned seasonal malaria seasonal chemotherapy cycles for a year. Our volunteers provide a cure for malaria, but we hope to distribute insecticides in the next year, another proven strategy for malaria prevention.
"SMC is a WHO recommended intervention for children under the age of five living in the subregion of Africa in Saheli. This preventive strategy has been shown to reduce cases of severe malaria by about 75 percent during the peak rainfall (rainfall) by about 75 percent," he said.