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Kwara Begins Microplanning Activities For Malaria Intervention

Medical experts have arrived in Ilorin, the Kwara state capital to commence micro-planning activities for malaria intervention.

This is part of the efforts of the Kwara State Government to provide quality healthcare services for its citizens.

The team, led by the Head of Case Management for the National Malaria Elimination Programme, Federal Ministry of Health,  Dr. Nnenna Ogbulafor, stated that Kwara has always created a major opportunity for the team to learn, respond, and improve on its strategies for reaching out to the public.

Dr. Ogbulafor, who commended the State Government for its impactful health interventions for the citizens, added that the level of responsibility demonstrated by the government, the health workers, and people at the community level has always been inspiring.

Receiving the medical team, the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Raji Razaq assured the experts of another groundbreaking and complimentary success to those already recorded in the previous years, under the leadership of Mallam AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq.

The Commissioner encouraged all the participants in the Microplanning activities to put in their best to sustain the top position of Kwara in relation to the health needs of her people.

Also speaking, the team lead, of the Society for Family Health, Dr. John Ocholli stated that with the arrangements on the ground, Kwarans should be benefiting from both the Seasonal Malaria Chemopreventive Drug Distribution and the State-wide Distribution of long-lasting insecticidal nets this year, adding that both shall be integrated to ensure effective community coverage.

Dr. Ocholli explained that the team should undertake relevant training and put up a proposal to the state government on areas of need accordingly.

Dare Akogun

Dare Akogun is a dynamic media innovator, strategic communication professional, and seasoned climate and environmental sustainability journalist with over 10 years of influential contributions to the media industry.

He Currently serving as the Head of Digital Media, Senior News Editor, and a presenter at Sobi FM 101.9, a leading radio station in Ilorin, Nigeria.

Dare is on a mission to leverage his media innovation expertise and project management skills to produce high-quality, accurate, and engaging content, while advocating for reduced fossil fuel consumption, especially coal, to combat effect of global warming.

He has covered comprehensively environmental issues and COP conferences, including COP28 in Dubai last year , COP 27 in Egypt, and the United Nations Least Developed Countries conference in Doha, in 2023.

He is a recipient of fellowship to be part of a 15 team of journalists selected worldwide to cover the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2024.

He has a Master's Degree in Mass Communication, from the University of Lagos, a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from the Lagos State University and also a
Certification in Business Administration and Management, from the Babson College, Massachusetts, United States of America.

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