Oyo state government has equipped Private Health facilities in the state with malaria prevention, diagnosis, and treatment commodities to help achieve its Zero Malaria drive.
Speaking at a press conference held at Yemetu, Ibadan in commemoration of the 2023 World Malaria Day on Tuesday, the Commissioner for Health, Dr. BODE LADIPO, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health ADESOJI ADEYANJU advised residents of the state to ensure clean environment, conduct malaria tests, which will be free in public facilities.
LADIPO encouraged pregnant women to register early at health facilities.
The Commissioner also disclosed that the state recorded a reduction in percentage of uncomplicated Malaria cases from 74% in 2020 to 57% in year 2022.
Some state partners; Breakthrough Action Nigeria, US President Malaria Initiative for States, GHSC among others were appreciated for their collaboration with the government to deliver Zero Malaria.
The theme for year 2023 World Malaria Day is: TIME TO DELIVER ZERO MALARIA; INVEST, INNOVATE, IMPLEMENT.