By Chrissy Nkumba

LILONGWE-(MaraviPost)-In an effort in reducing Malaria incidences,World Vision Malawi embarks on indoor residual spray program (mpopera) to other districts .

Director of Programs for World vision, Charles Chimombo disclosed this on Wednesday in meeting with Parliamentary committee on Health in conjunction with parliamentary committee on Budgetary
support.

Director of Programs for World vision, Charles Chimombo

Chimombo said the meeting aimed at discussing ways of reducing malaria incidences and lowering malaria death’s by at-least 50 percent by the end of the year 2022.

He observes that Malaria remains a big problem to Malawi.

According to Chimombo,indoor residual spray (mpopera) is effective way of dealing with malarial in the country.

“For instance, two years ago in Mangochi, there would be 380 cases of malaria for every 1 thousand people, today we are only talking about 183 per every 1,000 almost twice as much the drop to malaria.

“But we are talking about the few districts, am very sure that if this could be escalated to other districts we could be on our way to eradicate malaria as it is expected to be done by 2030”, he said

He has further called on Malawians to take part in the initiative that malaria incidences be reduced in the country.

Parliamentary committee on health chairperson Mathews Ngwale therefore lauded World Vision Malawi for intensively fighting against malaria.

Deputy Minister of Health Enock Phale also welcomed the initiative and promised government’s financial support towards the campaign.

Phale added that As government will try its level best to source money and fund the residual spraying program to escalate in other districts hence reducing malaria incidences.

He also said Malaria is a costly disease hence the need for corroboration efforts to deal with the decease.

Indoor Residual Spraying Project was inspected in 2019 as is being implemented in three districts including Mangochi, Balaka and Nkhatabay.

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