Kwara Governor’s wife, Amb. Olufolake Abdulrazaq, has pledged to use her office to ensure that children in the state no longer die of malaria.
She made the pledge over the weekend in Abuja after her investiture as Malaria Ambassador for the state by the Society for Family Health, National Malaria Elimination Programme and other partners against the eradication of malaria.
She said that she would use different channels and resources to disseminate messages on the use of malaria preventive medicines for children aged three to 59 months, and the Insecticide Treated Nets to ensure that children and families are protected.
She said “I will also mobilise malaria advocates of the local government areas who will in turn mobilise the people at the grassroots to the full three-day course of Sulfadoxine-Pyrimethamine-Amodiaquine (SPAQ) in this fourth cycle and net utilisation in Kwara becomes highest in the country.
“By the grace of God, I will work with other stakeholders to ensure that children no longer die of malaria, no pregnant woman has miscarriage or give birth to low-birth-weight child due to malaria and generally reduce the burden of malaria in Kwara State.”