Borno Government in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Health and World Health Organisation has deployed no fewer than 8,000 community health workers for the ongoing Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention in the state.
WHO Regional Office for Africa in Brazzaville Congo disclosed this in a statement posted on its website.
The UN health agency said the health workers were deployed to deliver Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention to about two million children aged three to 59 months.
According to the agency the health workers deployed include drug administrators, recorders, supervisors and monitors as well as community leaders.
The main objective of the campaign is to protect children from malaria during this year’s peak transmission season.
During a walk-through flag-off of the exercise, the Borno State Deputy Governor, Alhaji Umar Kadafur stated that government is committed to improving the health of its citizens.
He said the government is committed to improving the health of its citizens by partnering with relevant organisations and agencies especially WHO to implement evidence-based interventions like the SMC.
WHO has been supporting the SMC implementation in Borno Since 2017.