The Global Fund for TB, HIV & Malaria has committed over Eleven Billion Naira (N11b), to fight Malaria in Kano state, from 2018 to 2020.
Global Fund assured that they would continue to support the state in the fight against Tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS and Malaria, in an effort to see to the healthy state in particular and the nation in general.
A statement by Chief Press Secretary to Kano State Governor Abba Anwar on Friday obtained by Solacebase said Dr Ibrahim Faria, who is the Country Portfolio Nigeria, based in Geneva, announced this when the body paid an advocacy visit to the governor Abdullahi Ganduje at Government House, Kano on Thursday.
In the statement, Faria said, “We are glad the way Kano state is leading others in the health care delivery system. This is quite unassuming and extremely encouraging. Your Excellency, I can assure you that, you can always count on us, Sir.”
While the Global Fund is spending over N11b for the fight against Malaria in Kano between 2018 to 2020, Faria reveals that for this season of their activities “We are targeting over 3 million children. Kano is densely populated, hence much attention should be given to the state. More so, the state governor is doing great work in this area.”
In a remark, governor Ganduje assured continued support from the government, of all the activities of development partners, like Global Fund, National Malaria Elimination Programme and Global Vaccine Alliance, National Emergency Routine Immunisation Coordination Center (NERICC), among others.
“We need to do a lot in the area of TB. Probably and partly because members of the public are confusing TB signs with that of HIV/AIDS. There is a need for serious awareness creation campaign around that,” he observes.
Dr Faria was accompanied by Dr Jo-Angelina Kolambe, Pharmacist Ayinde Olukayode, from the National Malaria Eradication Programme, Dr Boubacar Dierg, Nadila Nasiri, from Global Vaccine Alliance and Dr Oteri from National Emergency Routine Immunisation Coordination Center (NERICC).