The government of the State of Osun under Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has done a lot in the health sector which has earned the state a status of low malaria prone area in the country.
The Commissioner for Health in the StateN, Dr. (Mrs.) Temitope Ilori, has disclosed the latest survey from the Federal Ministry of Health ranked the state among those with the lowest incidences of malaria.
Speaking during activities to mark the 2013 World Malaria Day in Osogbo, Ilori attributed the feat to the Aregbesola administration’s intervention on diagnosis and treatment.
She disclosed the government has spent over N200 million for control of malaria in the first quarter of 2013.
Some of the malaria control strategies employed, she stated further include prompt diagnosis and treatment with effective medicine, distribution of insecticide- treated net to achieve coverage of population at risk, especially children below 5 years and pregnant women and indoor residual spraying to curtail transmission.