An international non-governmental organisation (NGO), Africare, yesterday said its Malaria Prevention Programmes in Akwa Ibom and Rivers have benefited 72, 520 persons.
The Director of Malaria Programme, Africare, Dr Patrick Adah, spoke yesterday in Upenekang in Ibeno Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom at this year’s World Malaria Day celebration.
Adah said the beneficiaries included 12,579 children under five and 10,480 expectant mothers.
He said his organisation was committed to malaria prevention in rural communities and had trained 172 workers on rapid diagnostic testing, drug administration, logistic and proper data capturing and reporting.
Adah said Africare’s malaria prevention in Akwa Ibom was operational in Eket and Ibeno; Ogu/Bolo and Bonny in Rivers through the sponsorship of ExxonMobil.