The United States government, through the Presidential Malaria Initiative (PMI), has donated 2.4 million bed nets to Plateau State as part of a national campaign to provide enough nets so that every Nigerian may be protected from the deadly disease every night.
The PMI program is jointly implemented by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The life-saving nets will go to every local government area in Plateau.
“As long as there are mosquitos, there will be malaria. But if we all work together to protect ourselves from being bitten by sleeping under a bed net every night, we can control malaria for the good health of everyone in Plateau, and across Nigeria,” USAID Resident Legal Advisor, Jonathan Cone, said at the launch.
The Deputy Governor of Plateau State Prof. Sonny Tyoden in his reaction said these nets would protect all citizens of Plateau State, particularly children and pregnant women, from the deadly scourge of malaria,.
“Through house-to-house mobilization, these nets will protect all citizens of Plateau State, particularly children and pregnant women, from the deadly scourge of malaria,” Tyoden said.