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Nagaland felicitates ASHA and SW on ‘World Malaria Day’

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By EMN Updated: Apr 25, 2024 10:46 pm

DIMAPUR — Nagaland observed ‘World Malaria Day’ on Thursday on the theme “Accelerating the fight against malaria for a more equitable world.’ To mark the day, surveillance workers (SW) and accredited social health activists (ASHA) were felicitated for their outstanding performance during the programme.

World Malaria Day’ is observed on April 25 every year to raise awareness about the global effort to control and ultimately eradicate malaria.

Dimapur: The ‘World Malaria Day’ in Dimapur was observed at the conference hall of the chief medical officer (CMO) with the deputy commissioner of Dimapur, Dr. Tinojongshi Chang, as the guest speaker.

Speaking at the programme, Dr. Chang congratulated the healthcare workers for their hard work in the fight against malaria and emphasised the importance of equitable access to healthcare.

Seeking a collective effort to eliminate malaria, the DC stated that the disease has caused suffering and deaths for years due to mosquitoes. He also sought collaboration among various departments and civil society organisations to prevention malaria in rural areas.

Peter Sangtam, DVBDC officer of Dimapur, stated that the main vision of the programme was to eliminate malaria from all the blocks by 2027 by interrupting transmission of malaria.

Meanwhile, the CMO of Dimapur, Dr. Limatula Aier, highlighted on various activities and initiatives undertaken by the department to curb malaria effectively.

The surveillance workers (SW) and Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHA) were felicitated for their outstanding performance during the programme.

Mon: Mon district observed ‘World Malaria Day’ at the town council hall in Mon town with the additional deputy commissioner (ADC) of Mon, K Temjennaro Longkumer, as the special guest.

Speaking at the programme, the ADC stressed on maintaining sanitisation to combat vector borne diseases. She also urged the gathering to educate the public to maintain hygiene to prevent occurrence of malaria.

Speaking on the theme, Ngipnon from Edith Douglas School stated that malaria is not just a health issue but a social issue. She has sought collaborative effort to fight malaria.

The CMO of Mon, Dr. Imnapokim, informed that Mon district has nil report of malaria in the past three years. He encouraged the public to be more responsible and maintain vigilance against the disease.

Two ASHA and surveillance workers each from the district were felicitated on the occasion.

Tuensang: Tuensang district observed ‘World Malaria Day’ in the conference hall of the chief medical officer (CMO) in Tuensang town with the additional deputy commissioner (ADC), Thungchanbemo Tungoe, as the special guest.

Speaking on the programme, the ADC informed that Tuensang district has nil case of malaria till date and cautioned against complacency. He called upon the public to create awareness by cleaning their surroundings especially water stagnant area, using mosquito repellent and mosquito nets.

The CMO of Tuensang, Dr. NeisakhoKere, delivered the welcome address, while Yimliyangla Ong, DVBC officer of Tuensang, spoke on NVBDCP activities.

Wokha: The ‘World Malaria Day’ in Wokha was observed at the conference hall of the chief medical officer’s (CMO) office.

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Malaria Wokha: Dr. Zubenthung Kikon along with Dr. K William Humtsoe, medical staff and ASHAs during the World Malaria Day programme in Wokha on Thursday.

Speaking at the programme, Dr. K William Humtsoe, district vector borne officer of Wokha, called upon to create awareness in the fight against the disease. He informed on the malaria activities such as community cleanup which included removal of mosquito breeding sites and distribution of long lasting insecticide nets (LLIN).

The CMO of Wokha, Dr. Zubenthung Kikon, urged the healthcare workers to sensitise the public on the treatment and testing facilities provided by the medical department, while Wezolo Medo, NVBDCP consultant of Wokha, gave a brief report on the malaria scenario in the district. He informed that only two cases were reported in 2023.

Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHA) and Surveillance Workers (SW) were felicitated for their performance in malaria reporting in the district.

Longleng: The ‘World Malaria Day’ programme in Longleng district was held at the office of the chief medical officer (CMO). The event coincided with the meeting of district task force.

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Malaria Longleng: Officials and award recipients of best ASHA and surveillance workers pose for a photograph on the occasion of World Malaria Day in Longleng on Thursday.

Speaking at the programme, the district vector borne officer (DVBO), Dr. Tiameren Imchen, informed that Longleng district has recorded zero malaria cases since 2019. He also encouraged the malaria elimination team to monitor and supervise the whole district and respective health units to ascertain certification by DTF and to review and verify the reports to ensure its quality.

The EAC of Longleng, Imkongnukla Ao, stressed on the importance of sanitation and encouraged the public to use LLIN regularly, fill up the ditches and unwanted water collection sites in and around the locality.

On the occasion, best ASHA and surveillance workers were felicitated with certificates and cash prizes.

Report stated that similar programmes were observed in all the 3 blocks under Longleng.

Mokokchung: Mokokchung district observed ‘World Malaria Day’ at the conference hall of the chief medical officer (CMO) in Mokokchung town.

Speaking on the occasion, the additional deputy commissioner (ADC) of Mokokchung, Chumlamo Humtsoe, lauded the Medical department and NVBDCP for their effort to eradicate malaria in the district. He encouraged the medical team to render valuable services especially to rural areas.

Imkummongba Nungtanger, DVBD consultant, presented the status of malaria, IEC/ BCC activities, national framework for malaria elimination and importance of case control in the district.

During the programme, two best performing ASHAs and 2 best surveillance workers were facilitated.

Phek: Phek district observed ‘World Malaria Day’ in the conference hall of the chief medical officer (CMO), Phek town, with the deputy commissioner of Phek, John Tsulise Sangtam, as the chief guest.

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Malaria Phek: John Tsulise Sangtam along with the recipients of best ASHA and surveillance worker awards on the occasion of ‘World Malaria Day’ in Phek town on Thursday.

Speaking at the programme, the chief guest congratulated the healthcare workers for achieving zero malaria case and encouraged them to constantly maintain the status. He also emphasised on the importance of spreading awareness to the public on the preventive measures to control mosquitoes breeding to eliminate malaria from the district.

He further assured full support from the administration in carrying out awareness activities in the district.

In his keynote address, Dr. MC Longai Phom, deputy chief medical officer, highlighted the district data and its achievement. He also shared that coordination from other line departments could help to eliminate malaria in the district.

Two best ASHAs and surveillance workers each were felicitated with a certificate and cash prizes on the occasion.

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By EMN Updated: Apr 25, 2024 10:46:33 pm
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