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Saturday, 27 May 2017

National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members to be Recruited by the Federal Government as a support against malaria infection.

Jational Mosquito Control and Liquid Waste Management Programme, yesterday said that the recruited corp members will serve in the aspect of the defunct War Against Indiscipline (WAI).
Image of Plateau Corp Members

The Minister stated yesterday in Abuja that the ministry may partner with State governments to also involve Public Health Department in the 774 L.G.A and register its community health officers, to help facilitate the elimination of the breeding places of mosquitoes and bring a great reduction of incidences associated with malaria parasites within the country.

The Minister emphasised on the increasing rate of malaria infection as a result of poor environmental sanitation, he stressed more that it was becoming a huge disturbance as it contributed to high maternity and child mortality.

Ibrahim Jubril said: “I remember in my days as a youth corper, we were in the WAI brigade and now I can see people (NYSC) that we can recruit for the anti-malaria brigade. This is worth commending because it is of serious health concern."


However, he stated that the responsibility to maintain a healthy environment should be participatory and collective and participating as the ministry cannot exclusively perform the public sanitary functions.

Sequel to what he said, there was a great need for the partnership with the public and private sector in the awareness to fight malaria infection.

In his remark, Engr Fintan Ibeshi the Managing Director, Andelsta Limited, stressed that sanitation should be done on a daily bases, hence. Monthly sanitation should be abolished.

He said the firm in partnership with the ministry will commence campaigns, trainings, seminars, for volunteer corps in order to promote sanitation support in schools, health centers and other public places.

Abrahim Ibeshi stated that the progress in the war against mosquito and its infection, access to clean water and sanitation for everyone cannot be achieved by the public sector alone without the involvement and strong participation of private sector.

He further explained that through the Decentralised Waste Water Treatment System (DEWATS), waste water in densely populated  villages, slums and areas, would be treated properly.


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