From Femi Oyelola, Kaduna
Kaduna State Technical Officer, Malaria Consortium, Dr Finma Augustine, has expressed dismay over inadequate funding to quash Malaria menace in the state.
He stated this during advocacy focused media meeting held in Kaduna yesterday.
He, however, said there must be accountability and judicious use of commodities, saying while the partners are ready to support in the fight against Malaria via donations of commodities, it is logical for them to demand transparency in disbursement and use of such commodities
In his remark, Director Epidemiology and Disease Control, Kaduna State Primary Health Care Development Agency, Aliyu Aminu, advised that it is time civil society organizations should start looking for means to eradicate the Malaria parasites instead of treatment.
Giving credence to this, the Programme Manager, State Malaria Elimination Programme, Yusuf Mohammed, said they will work with CSOs to reduce malaria parasites menace in the state.
Speaking earlier, Programme Officer Civil Society in Malaria Control, Immunization and Nutrition, (ACOMIN), Mr Ogidi Nicodemus said there is an urgent need to have Malaria champions in the state to help in fighting the menace .
He called for more private sectors involvement in the fight against Malaria in order to achieve the desired result.
The project is being implemented in the thirteen GF supported states Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Jigawa, Kwara, Niger, Taraba, Gombe, Yobe, Adamawa, Ogun, Osun and Delta.