World Malaria Day: LAPO Distributes Treated Nets
Lift Above Poverty Organisation (LAPO) enlightened community members on malaria prevention and control as well as distributed Long Lasting Insecticide-treated bed nets during the 2016 World Malaria Day celebration.
The organization held seminars and rallies in target communities across the country to create awareness on the deadly disease.
Presenting a paper on ‘Ending malaria for Good‘ at Ekpoma, the Primary Health Care (PHC) Coordinator of Uhumwode Local Government, Edo State, Dr. Rosaline Adah outlined the epidemiology, mode of transmission, life cycle, symptoms and malaria prevention measures.
She noted that malaria in pregnancy is a major cause of miscarriages and still birth amongst others and strongly recommended that all suspected cases of the disease should be tested before treatment.
Earlier, the Executive Director of LAPO, Sabina Idowu Osehobo restated the organization’s belief that poverty is reinforced by poor health, hence its commitment to eradicating diseases including malaria.
Represented by Health Manager, Ayo Obadiora, the Executive Director emphasized that “we can actually end malaria for good if we prevent the disease by maintaining a clean environment, sleep under treated nets and undertake early treatment.’’
The seminar, which drew participants from secondary schools, the NYSC, market women, Esan West Local Government Council, featured free malaria testing and treatment.