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Kwara scores 99% in insecticide treated Net implementation



Kwara State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Amina Ahmed El-Imam, today received the Implementation team of the Integrated Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention (SMC) and Insecticide Treated Net (ITN) campaign for year 2023 on a debrief mission at the Ministry of Health headquarters at Fate, Ilorin.

Presenting the report, the Integrated SMC/ITN Campaign Manager, Mr. Christopher Dangana, of the Society for Family Health (SFH) said after making relevant analysis of the implementation indices, stated that “our assessment of the exercise in Kwara is 99% based on coverage and 89.5% based on distribution of the 2.3 million ITN donated to the state through the Global Fund grant.

Speaking further, Mr. John Ocholi, who is the director technical and programme for the Society for Family Health (SFH), stated that ‘seven thousand six hundred and eighteen (7,618) personnel were deployed, trained and will be handsomely rewarded across all cadres for the year 2023 SMC/ITN Implementation in the state’.

“We had a successful flag-off ceremony hosted by the state government, where the governor demonstrated sleeping inside the net and SPAQ administration signifying the safety of the Insecticide Treated Net/SPAQ and a successful LGA based flag-off ceremonies across the 16 LGAs to increase awareness on ITN and SPAQ acceptance at the community level”.

In her remark, the State Commissioner for Health, Dr. El-lmam, expressed her profound appreciation on behalf of the Kwara State Government to the National Malaria Elimination Programme and the multiple implementing Partners for the cooperation in ensuring the people of Kwara benefit maximally from the Malaria prevention intervention.

The Commissioner further applauded the significant role played by the Kwara State Governor, Mallam AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, in the success recorded.

‘The payment of counterpart funds, its prompt release for the exercise, His Excellency’s physical presence at the flag-off, sleeping inside the net and thereby going ahead to endorse its use were critical point that accounted for our success in addition to the unwavering cooperation of the health workers. I appreciate you all’, She said.

Furthermore, the Commissioner stated ‘that I am highly motivated by the collaborative efforts of the multiple implementing partners, including the Society for Family Health, the National Malaria Elimination Programme, the Catholic Relief Services, the World Health Organization, amongst others, whose collective contributions significantly contributed to the resounding success of the programme’.

The debrief also featured an interaction with the integrated campaign coordinating network (ICCN) comprising media experts, health educators, social mobilizers, and members of the civil society groups. The team reported a total number of 2,356,624 ITNs distributed among 771,035 households, while 573,842 SPAQ was distributed.

The report further revealed that the “total number of children reached in cycle 4 is 504,106, and total number of SPAQ 1 administered, to children less than 12 months, in cycle 4 is 104,319, while the total number of SPAQ 2 administered to children between 12 months and 59 months, in cycle 4 is 469,522′, he said.

Ocholi said, “We had a successful flag-off ceremony hosted by the state government, where the governor demonstrated sleeping inside the net and SPAQ administration, signifying the safety of net/SPAQ and the successful LGA flag-off ceremonies across the 16 LGAs to increase awareness on ITN and SPAQ acceptance at the community level”.


Falade Gbenga Tayo

Press Secretary



KWASACA seeks stakeholders’ support to end HIV/AIDS by 2030



In commemoration of the World Aids Day, the Kwara State Aids Control Agency (KWASACA) has sought the support of stakeholders to end HIV/AIDS by 2030, while undertaking an awareness campaign to celebrate the people living with HIV/AIDS in the State.

The World Aids Day is celebrated every 1st of December and the theme for this year was: “Let Community Lead To End HIV in 2030″.

Speaking during the exercise in Ilorin, the Executive Secretary of the Agency, who also doubles as the Project Manager, Dr. Alabi Seleem Babajide, said World Aids Day is celebrated annually to guide against stigmatization and seek freedom and fair treatment for people living with HIV/AIDs in the society.

Dr. Babajide stressed the need to sensitize the public that the virus still exists, hence, the precaution through the awareness campaign.

He implored the public to always show them love and care, adding that they should never be discriminated in the society.

Also speaking, the Head of Community System at the Agency, Oyedeji Olufemi, said the campaign was intended to mobilize the support of relevant stakeholders in their ongoing efforts to rid the society of HIV/AIDs by 2030.

The awareness campaign, which was carried out by the staff of the Agency and the people living with the disease, was taken through some strategic places in Ilorin metropolis, while handbills, condoms and other items were distributed to members of the public.


Abdulazeez Kudirat Olaide,

Press Secretary,


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Distribution train hits Iloffa as Cottage Hospital Iloffa gets new medical equipments



Cottage Hospital Iloffa on Friday took delivery of all the medical equipments requested by the Chief Medical Director, Dr.Ajibola.

The delighted CMD expressed his appreciation to Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq for the opportunity through the provision of all necessary tools for quality healthcare delivery to the people of Iloffa and environs.

“You asked and the governor approved all the medical equipment from A to Z without leaving any item out.

“We at KW-HMB trust you to expand the healthcare delivery service of Cottage Hospital Iloffa to the good people of Iloffa and its surrounding communities.

The KW-HMB management team however used the opportunity of the equipment delivery to conduct monitoring and audit of the hospital records.

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Oro rejoices as Kwara Govt delivers equipment to General Hospital Oro



General Hospital Oro was among the destinations of the management team of Kwara State Hospitals Management Board on Friday for the ongoing distribution exercise of hospital equipments.

The team joined the entourage of the Commissioner and Permanent Secretary (Perm Sec) Ministry of Health at the brief ceremony which was held to deliver medical equipment to the Hospital as approved by Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq.

In attendance at the ceremony were the hospital CMD, Oro High Chiefs, Oro elders, youth leaders, members of the Oro healthcare committee, hospital staff and other stakeholders.

The people of Oro expressed their appreciation to the governor for upgrading and equipping the hospital so that Oro community and its environs can have easy access to quality healthcare service.

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