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World Malaria Day observed across Nagaland

By EMN Updated: Apr 26, 2021 11:21 pm
Participants of World Malaria Day in Changtongya town on Monday.

Dimapur, April 26 (EMN): Various districts in Nagaland observed World Malaria Day in an effort to reduce malaria cases and accomplish the target set by India to eliminate malaria by 2030.

Wokha: The National vector-borne disease control programme (NVBDCP) Wokha district organised a malaria awareness programme in all five blocks. It said that NVBDCP laid emphasis on the behavioral change of its citizens to prevent the disease by using LLINs (Long-lasting insecticidal nets) regularly.

Prior to World Malaria Day, LLIN fortnight was observed across all the LLIN beneficiary villages with the active involvement of ASHA’s to monitor and check the usage of LLINs at dusk regularly.

Changtongya: World Malaria Day was observed in Changtongya town on Monday at Dobashi Court on the theme “Reaching the Zero Malaria Target”.

Medical Officer, CHC Changtongya, Dr. Imtimongba highlighted how malaria is spread and how it can be prevented. He encouraged the gathering to use mosquito repellents and LLIN mosquito nets regularly. He urged everyone to keep their surroundings clean and to remove all stagnant water.

Short speeches were also delivered by SDO (C) Changtongya, Rorheu Peseyie and by All Ward Chairman Changtongya, Putinungba Jamir.

Tuli: World Malaria Day was observed at Community Health Center, Tuli with MO CHC Tuli, Dr. Joshua as the resource person. He encouraged everyone to spread awareness of malaria in their respective communities. He also expressed his gratitude to the public leaders for their continuous support.

The programme was chaired by SMO CHC, Tuli, Dr. Imlinaro and was attended by public leaders, ashas and malaria surveillance workers.

Phek: Along with the rest of the world, NVBDCP Phek observed  World Malaria  Day on the theme ‘Reaching the Zero Malaria  Target.’ It was observed in Khumiasu village, Kutsapo village, Chokriba village and Zapami villages. The main objective was to spread awareness to the public about the deadly disease caused by mosquitoes.

During a programme at Khumiasu village under Meluri block, Revisie Nyuwi highlighted the signs and symptoms of malaria, prevention, and its control measures. The importance of daily usage of LLIN (mosquito nets) was disseminated to the public. He also urged the community to use bed nets regularly. The staff from all the blocks carried out house-to-house visits and took blood slides and checked the LLIN usages.

Peren: NVBDCP Peren District observed World Malaria Day on 25th April 2021 with the theme “Reaching the Zero Malaria Target”.

Addressing the Keynote, Dr. Hedungkiebe, District Vector Borne Officer stated that LLIN fortnight house to house visits were conducted all over the district two weeks ahead of World Malaria Day by the ASHA’s, SW’s and Block MTS to check the compliance of LLINs usage which were recently distributed. He also stated that the fortnight culminated on the 25th of April 2021 with an awareness program on Malaria in selected villages of each block i.e., Samzuiram, Nkialwa, Songluh, and Peletkie marking the observance.

The awareness activities in the District also conducted with fever screening for Malaria and IEC activity all of which were conducted under the supervision of District Vector Borne Officer Dr. Hedungkiebe and DVBC Vimekhrie-ii Metsieo.

By EMN Updated: Apr 26, 2021 11:21:00 pm