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Civil Society engages stakeholders on malaria control

The Civil Society in Malaria Control, Immunization and Nutrition, is engaging stakeholders in the health sector to proffer ways to eliminate malaria in the country.

The engagement tagged Global Fund Cycle Seven, was geared towards providing stakeholders the opportunity to   disseminate the findings from national consultations on malaria eradication.

The meeting was also aimed at ensuring necessary stakeholders input in the document that would benefit the populace in the fight against malaria especially at the grassroots level.

The FCT focal person of the organisation Mr. Julius Ibecheole stressed that Community Consultations for malaria were carried out to ensure that inputs were all encompassing.

The Secretary of Gbazango Community Kubwa in Abuja, Abubakar Bako called for the establishment and equipping of more primary healthcare centres to meet the health care needs of the rural dwellers.

Mr. Bako said the community with the support of the Civil Society in Malaria Control, Immunization and Nutrition was able to own a primary health care centre and access  other necessary amenities in the area.

He advised other communities to key into the programme to ease the plight of rural dwellers in acquiring health facilities in their communities.

The stakeholder’s engagement had in attendance community based organisations, religious leaders, traditional rulers among others.

Reporting by Florence Adewole, editing by Daniel Adejo