Tuesday, August 23, 2022
HEALTH Minister SYLVIA MASEBO says government plans to prioritize the fight against malaria through the decentralization policy.
Ms MASEBO says pockets of malaria cases have been reported in various provinces and districts including Lusaka and that government through the decentralization policy currently in place seeks to address the problem.
She said the devolvement of public health service delivery to the local government functions will help in combating malaria.
The Minister also observed that so many gains made in the recent past in malaria fight have been reversed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ms MASEBO explained that government will soon embark on the nationwide insecticide indoor residue spraying-IRS exercise aimed at bringing malaria to zero.
She was speaking at her office in Lusaka today, when she held a roundtable discussion with the Malaria No More Council who paid a courtesy call on her.
And Council Board Member also delegation leader NORMAN MBAZIMA has expressed hope that malaria will soon be brought to an end in Zambia.
Mr MBAZIMA says resource mobilization for end malaria crusade is currently underway and yielding positive results.
The council pledged its commitment to working with government through the ministry of health in the fight against malaria .