ACOMIN Brief Media On Its Activities

A Non-Governmental Organization, Civil Society in Malaria Control, Immunization and Nutrition, Adamawa State, ACOMIN has held a Media Briefing on the Global fund Malaria community-led monitoring project.
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By Abubakar Muhammad Adamu

A Non-Governmental Organization, Civil Society in Malaria Control, Immunization and Nutrition, Adamawa State, ACOMIN has held a Media Briefing on the Global fund Malaria community-led monitoring project.

The meeting with the title Promoting and Celebrating Community Contributions to Health in the light of the recently commemorated world Malaria Day and beyond”, is aimed at updating journalists on the successes and challenges of under project.

Project officer of the ACOMIN, Mrs Lauretta Charles while presenting the Briefing said the organization has been reengaged by Catholic Relief Services under the ongoing Global fund Malaria grant to continue implementing the civil society component which was successfully executed from twenty nineteen to twenty-twenty.

According to her, the grant is being implemented in eight local governments in each in thirteen states.

Mrs Charles explained that the components deployed to fight Malaria in Nigeria include provision of free long-lasting insecticide- treated bed nets, deployment of Volunteers to carry out interpersonal communication at the grassroots levels, and provision of free Malaria test kits and medicines among others.

The project officer expressed concern that despite efforts to control Malaria Nigeria still has a long way to go to achieve full control of the disease due to some challenges being encountered in the interventions projects.

Mrs Charles called for deployment of more female health workers in health facilities in Adamawa.

Earlier in a welcome address, the Chairman of ACOMIN Mr Martins Madanga said the organization has been operating in Adamawa for the past four years and this has yielded positive results in the fight against Malaria.

He appreciated Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri for providing an enabling environment for the organization which resulted to the success recorded as far.

The chairman appealed to media to the mass  improve on the  working relationship with organization  and advocated for specific budget line as well as  increased funding for Malaria Control at state and local government levels.

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