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  • Updated: April 13, 2024

Gov Muftwang restates commitment to fighting malaria

Gov Muftwang restates commitment to fighting malaria

Plateau Governor-elect, Caleb Muftwang

Plateau State Governor, Barr. Caleb Mannaseh Mutfwang has restated his administration’s commitment to fighting malaria across the state.

Mutfwang stated this while flaging-off the distribution of 2.9 million treated mosquito nets in the state.

Represented by his deputy, Josephine Piyo, the governor reiterated his commitment toward ensuring access to quality and affordable health care services in the state.

He added such move, among other initiatives informed his decision to invest huge sums of money in the health sector for toward  better results.

“In alignment with national efforts, the Plateau State Government, in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Health, the National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP), and other partners, including the US President’s Malaria Initiative, has intensified its drive to increase access to durable and cost-effective treated mosquito nets as it is pivotal in preventing mosquito-borne malaria.

“Today, we launch the distribution of over 2.9 million nets across 1,080 distribution points spanning our state's 325 wards, the health and lives of our citizens remain a priority of the present administration. 

“Our collective investment in this campaign underscores our commitment to reducing Plateau State's malaria burden from 19% to single digits and ultimately eliminating it”.



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