GUSAU – The Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) Zamfara Chapter, on Saturday distributed 100 mosquito nets to 100 families in Tsunami quarters of Gusau to prevent the spread of malaria.
Dr Sunday Onazi, NMA chairman in the state, said the gesture was part of activities to mark this year’s World Health Day in the state.
He explained that since the focus of the day was on measures to prevent the spread of vector borne diseases, the NMA selected Tsunami quarters because it was under threat of mosquitoes.
He said that the area was flooded during the last rainy season and is suspected to be one of the high breeding areas for mosquitoes in the state capital.
Onazi said that members of the association would also clear some selected gutters in the area and encourage residents to do same to curtail the spread of mosquitoes.
He commended the state government for embarking on the construction of roads and drainage projects, stressing that the projects would enhance environmental sanitation in the state. (NAN)