As part of activities to wipe out malaria completely, The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) today,  said it has handed over 4.5 million mosquito bed nets to Oyo State Government. Dr Rick Niska, USAID’s representative, said in a statement that the bed nets would be distributed across the 33 local government areas of the state on Oct. 22, adding that “The bed nets valued at 13.5 million dollars will be distributed through a mass campaign scheduled to take place tomorrow in the 33 local government areas of the state.“The U.S. Government also provided an additional 4.5 million dollars (N1.4 billion) to support the logistics of the campaign, including transportation of the bed nets, community mobilization, training, and household mobilization, saying that “These nets and the support for the distribution are gifts from U.S. people to the people of Oyo State,’’ and He commended the state government for its initiative to launch and coordinate the distribution of mosquito bed nets. He also commended the state government for its initiative to launch and coordinate the distribution of mosquito bed nets. Gov. Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State said that his government was committed to overcoming the problem of malaria in the state.

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