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Friday, 11 May 2018 13:34

WVI to roll out Long Lasting Insecticides Nets (LLINs) mass distribution campaign

Written by  Love Msoso

Rumphi, May 11, 2018: World Vision International will roll out Long Lasting Insecticides Nets (LLINs) mass distribution campaign in the country’s 28 districts, with funding from the Global Fund, in a bid to reduce Malaria cases whose fatality rate is tagged at 40 per cent.

This was disclosed Tuesday by World Vision Projects Officer, Chimwemwe Msowoya, when he briefed members of Rumphi District Executive Committee (DEC) on the campaign.

Msowoya said apart from distributing LLINs, the organisation will be promoting consistent use and care of the nets.

“We have partnered with different government departments such as health, fisheries and agriculture among others to make sure that the nets are used for the intended purpose,” said Msowoya.

Msowoya said the project will also civic educate the masses on the benefits of sleeping under the nets every night so as to promote a sense of ownership of good use of the nets.

“It has been noted that people use these nets for fishing and protecting crops in their gardens just because they do not have the sense of ownership over these nets nor appreciate the importance for protecting themselves from mosquito bites,” she said.

She said to ensure compliance in the use of the nets, the organization will put in place a mechanism to monitor that all nets are hanged in all sleeping spaces soon after distribution.

Msowoya assured the DEC members that the insecticide used to enhance effectiveness of the nets does have any harmful effects on human life as alleged by some people.

 “Some people alleged that they developed skin lashes for using LLINs, this is just a mere   misconception, these nets are health-friendly,” said Msowoya.

The distribution exercise of the nets which is expected to commence in November, will be implemented in phases starting with the Southern, Central and then Northern region.

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