Rotarians to start giving treated nets in Kokopo

National, Normal

MORE than 69,000 people in Kokopo will soon be receiving treated mosquito nets.
Rotary Against Malari (RAM) will be distributing the nets.
After Kokopo, RAM would move on to the Rabaul, Gazelle and Pomio districts.
A RAMS spokesman said this programme was aimed at ensuring there was lasting insecticidal nets given to every household in the district and province.
A team of seven project officers from RAM is in the province working in conjunction district health workers and volunteers to conduct surveys of all households.
They will then distribute the treated nets after the survey.
RAM project officer Gordon Loga, who is attached with the Bitapaka local level government, said the focal aim of the programme was to reduce malaria incidence cases.
“Through the distribution of treated malaria nets, we hope to reduce the number of known malaria cases,” Loga said.
He said that ENB was the last province in the New Guinea Islands region.
The next province will be Milne Bay.
The programme is  being  funded by the Global Fund round eight and conducted in partnership with the Na-
tional Department of Health.