By Uzair Adam Imam
Over 3.1 million children would receive supplements against malaria, while 2.8 million children would be dewormed, the Kano state commissioner for Health, Dr Aminu Ibrahim Tsanyawa, said.
The Commissioner disclosed that there would be childhood immunization for about 68,135 children, adding that antenatal services would also be provided.
Tsanyawa stated this during a media briefing ahead of the exercise, which begins on Tuesday, July 5, 2022.
He noted that the Kano State Government had identified about 12 million children to receive the seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention for July to October 2022 in the 44 government areas of the state.
The Daily Reality learned that the previous exercise conducted in January 2022 recorded huge success with Vitamin A coverage of more than 88 per cent.
In his words, Tsanyawa added, “the aim was to prevent uncomplicated and similar proportion of severe malaria incidences amongst the age group.”
“We are integrating the two exercises, although the MNCHW is a week-long event conducted twice every year.”
“It has a high impact on low-cost interventions offered to pregnant women and children below the age of five to increase coverage level of preventive and curative health indicators,” Tsanyawa stated.