The Kano State Commissioner for Health, Dr Aminu Tsanyawa, has said that the state government has approved over N11 billion for the procurement of insecticide-treated nets with the aim of addressing the challenge of malaria disease in the state.
He made the assertion on Tuesday while flagging off the commencement of the 2022 twin campaigns – the seasonal malaria chemoprevention and maternal newborn and child health week.
According to him, the exercise will be conducted across the 44 local government areas in the state in four consecutive cycles of the rainy season within four days per month beginning from July to October 2022.
Dr Tsanyawa noted that the programme is targeting over 12 million children with aim of preventing them from getting malaria disease.
The commissioner further said the state ministry of health was also integrating with the age-long maternal newborn and child health week conducted twice annually with a range of high impact low-cost interventions offered to pregnant women and children under the age of five with the aims of increasing coverage levels of some important preventive and creating health indicators that allow mothers and children to thrive and develop well.