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Community attitude, superstitious beliefs hindering fight against Malaria in Osun

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The Civil Society for Malaria Management, Immunization and Vitamin (ACOMIN), has alleged that the angle of residents towards CSO’s was accountable for the problem in eradicating malaria in Nigeria.

The CSO stated the 2020 World Malaria Report signifies that Nigeria has the best variety of international malaria instances and accounted for the best variety of deaths.

Osun State Coordinator of ACOMIN, Aremu Stephen throughout a press briefing in Osogbo on Thursday disclosed that “ACOMIN has been re-engaged to proceed “implementing the civil society part in eradicating malaria.

He reaffirmed its place on the prevention, therapy and mitigation of the influence of malaria, and the promotion of immunization and higher diet in Nigeria.

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In Osun State, the native authorities who’re below ACOMIN are Olorunda, Egbedore, Boluwaduro, Iwo, Ejigbo, Ilesha West, Obokun and Irepodun.

Nonetheless, the Coordinator of the mission in Osun listed superstitious beliefs, elevated problem in accessing hard-to-reach communities as a consequence of insecurity affecting many elements of the nation and drug-resistant malaria parasites as among the components towards malaria elimination packages.

He continued, “Approaching the struggle towards malaria by way of community-centred initiatives – such because the Group-led Monitoring mission being applied by ACOMIN – brings many benefits, tackling challenges by figuring out and addressing the basis reason for failed interventions; and enhanced accountability amongst others,” he stated.

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