Malaria: CRS adopts Edo style of net distribution

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THE Country Representative, Catholic Relief Services (CRS), Mrs Rebecca Hallam, says the organisation has adopted the Edo Government model of distribution of insecticidal nets for other states in the country.
Hallam said this on Friday in Benin when she visited the Edo Deputy Governor, Mr Philip Shaibu, in Benin.
She congratulated the state government on successes recorded in the just concluded insecticidal nets distribution, adding that the organisation enjoyed maximum support from the government.
“We have learnt some new formula in the course of the assignment which we will use in other states.
“I commend Edo government for her swift response in addressing challenges encountered during the exercise and call on other states to emulate Edo,’’ she said.
Responding, Shaibu said the state government’s commitment was part of her resolve to reposition primary healthcare and strengthening the health sector.
Shaibu acknowledged that the net distribution was an avenue for both parties to share ideas, as the state team also learnt some models from the CRS team.
“The exercise is also a means for the state government to obtain data to implement other programmes in the primary healthcare sector.
“The remaining nets from the exercise will be distributed to areas not covered during the exercise, after proper data analysis of the previous exercise to cover the remaining 12 per cent,’’ Shuaibu said.
The deputy governor called on other state governments to learn from Edo where chief executives personally monitor the distribution to ensure its success. Apr. 13, 2018 @ 18:58 GMT |

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