A non-governmental organization, Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) has said it has recruited and trained 270 volunteers on malaria prevention in Akwa Ibom.
According to a report by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the consultant on Behaviour Change Communication of the organisation in the state, Miss Anne Udoh said the recruitment and training were geared towards effective malaria control in the state. She also said that the organisation had established contacts in nine of 31local government areas of state and was working in 54 out of 329 wards in the state.
According to her, the organisation was involved in creating demand for malaria commodities by educating the people on the need to prevent malaria through necessary precautions.
â€œWe sensitise the people through community mobilisation as well as community dialogue.
â€œWe are also partnering with one community-based organisation to reach the residents,â€™â€™ she said.
Also, the organization Health Communication Capacity Collaborative had encouraged many people in its selected areas of operation to get free testing and treatment for malaria. Children and pregnant women in the state had been assisted to get further medical attention on referral.