Zamfara offers free malaria treatment

Authors: Premium Times
Document Type: Press
Publication Date: 2015

This press article, featured in Premium Times, focuses on the 2.6 million treated mosquito nets to be distributed free of charge to the estimated four million people of Zamfara state by the Malaria Action Program for States, MAPS, with support from the United States Agency for International Development, USAID. Concerns are raised about the nets reaching their intended recipients and measures are being introduced to prevent them being sold.

The article also briefly outlines how the state government-owned health facilities now offers free medicare and drugs to those infected with malaria. The state is also conducting routine sanitation exercises to clear possible mosquito breeding areas.



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Tags: Nigeria, Health policy, Federal health systems, Scaling up, Coverage, Communicable disease, Public-private partnerships, Health care financing, Governance, Equipment, Malaria, Preventative measures, MAPS, Zamfara, Mosquito nets,