July 14, 2024

Moremi Ojudu Leads The Charge To Eradicate Malaria in Southwest Nigeria

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In a bid to significantly reduce malaria cases in Nigeria’s Southwest region, Moremi Ojudu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Community Engagement (South West), today commissioned a new campaign titled “Change the Narrative Now.”

The initiative, spearheaded by the Presidential Community Engagement Office in collaboration with Chestrad Global and the Federal Ministry of Health, aims to raise awareness, educate communities, and promote preventative measures against the mosquito-borne illness.

The official launch took place at the Ago-Egun community within Iwaya-Makoko, Yaba LCDA. Moremi emphasized the importance of grassroots engagement in tackling the challenge.

“Malaria continues to disproportionately affect our communities,” she stated. “The ‘Change the Narrative Now’ campaign signifies a concerted effort to empower residents with the knowledge and resources needed to protect themselves and their families.”

The campaign encompasses various activities, including community mobilisation to raise awareness about malaria prevention and treatment, distribution of resources, insecticide-treated mosquito nets and sanitation materials were distributed to households within the community. Medical personnel were also on-site to provide check-ups and distribute medications. Essential food supplies were also provided to ensure the well-being of residents.

Expressing her commitment, Moremi stated, “We are confident that through a collaborative approach, we can significantly reduce malaria cases in the Southwest. By working together, we can change the narrative and create a healthier future for our communities.”

The “Change the Narrative Now” campaign is a significant step towards achieving a malaria-free Southwest Nigeria. With the combined efforts of the government, international partners, and community members, the fight against this preventable disease can be won.

 

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