By: Muktar Yahaya Shehu
The Kano state government says it has spent over 850 million naira for procurement of anti-malarial commodities in 2021.
The state commissioner for Health Dr Aminu Ibrahim Tsanyawa stated this at a celebration of 2022 world Maleria Day held in Kano.
He said from the year 2021 to date Kano state government has distributed anti-malarial commodities to more than 1,300 health facilities for prevention of the disease especially among pregnant women and children in the state.
The commissioner represented by the Director public health and disease control of the ministry Dr. Ashiru Rajab said in the year 2021 more than 2.8 million representing 60 percent outpatient were visits hospital due to menace in the state.
The commissioner further said, to address these challenges, Kano state government between July and October of the year 2021 in collaboration with development partners has administered more than 13 million free doses of Maleria prevention drugs with a view to preventing Maleria and death in children under five years.
Dr. Tsanyawa added that in first quarter of this year over 376 thousand individuals were diagnosed to have confirmed uncomplicated maleria with over 336 thousand treated with ACTs and 96 cases of mortality recorded.
Tsanyawa also said the theme of this year’s world Maleria Day “advance equity, build resilience end Maleria” was in line with the effort of kano state government forthcoming four day cycles of mass distribution, prevention drugs under five across the state from July to October 2022.
The commissioner commended the Kano state government in its efforts for the improving the healthcare delivery in the, he also thanks the federal ministry of health through the national Maleria Elimination program and development partners for their tireless commitment and support to the state.