Darfur States to Receive Anti-Malaria Drugs
Khartoum - Directors of malaria programmes in the states recommended setting and drafting a plan to support the states of Central and Eastern Darfur.
Speaking yesterday at the end of the 26th periodical meeting of the directors of malaria programmes in the states in Kassala town, they stressed the need to find a radical solution to the relation between the medical supplies corporation and malaria control programme regarding the free distribution of anti-malaria drugs.
The conferees recommended carrying out the directives of Kassala acting governor on stopping labs that did not achieve the required degree of quality (A) advised by the national administration, demanding identifying the actual needs for the different cadres for each state besides seeking to retain them in the state.
The National Coordinator of Malaria Control Programme Dr. Khalid Abdelmutalib Almardi said that the achievements and gains made this year by the programme during the year 2011 and the previous years were positive. He affirmed that providing local component on all levels is a priority in the coming phase to guarantee the continuation of control progammes.
Abdel Mutalab confirmed the expansion of malaria free zones through continuation in covering all health institutions with free anti-malaria medication besides provision of impregnated mosquito nets to the target states besides capacity building on the local, state and federal levels in the coming phase, pointing out to the challenges facing the programme including finding investors in the field of malaria control in order to guarantee maintaining of the achieved gains during the previous period regarding reducing malaria-related death cases.
By Haffiya Elyas, 09/05/2012