Malaria: ACPN treats over 200 vulnerable persons in Kwara

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Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria (ACPN), Kwara branch, says it has treated more than 200 vulnerable persons of malaria in Bode-Saadu, Moro Local Government Area of Kwara.

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The Chairperson of the association in Kwara, Mrs Munirat Bello, made this known on Monday in Bode-Sadu, during an outreach in the area as part of activities to mark the 2024 World Malaria Day (WMD).

The WMD is an international observance commemorated every year on April 25 and recognises global efforts to control malaria.

The 2024 edition of the WMD has “Accelerating the Fight Against Malaria for a More Equitable World” as its theme.

Bello, who said more than 200 people, including children have so far benefitted from the free malaria outreach in the area, explained that,

“The outreach include free treatment with the recommended Artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs) drugs, deworming, and counselling.

“Malaria has serious health challenge for the nation. The outreach was part of ACPN’s commitment toward reducing the malaria impact.

“The most vulnerable people include pregnant women, infants and children less than five years of age.”

She advised residents to use Long Lasting Insecticidal Mosquito Nets and keep their environment clean to prevent breeding of
mosquitoes.

Earlier in his remarks, Alhaji Aliu Gambari, the Daudu of Bode-Saadu, commended the pharmacists for the health intervention.

He appealed to the association to continue to extend their health interventions to the community, and prayed God to replenish
members for the expenses.

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