Treated mosquito nets ready-A A +A
Friday, March 18, 2011
TABUK, Kalinga – Global Fund Movement Against Malaria (GFMAM) is ready to distribute 36,200 free treated bed nets in March under its second tranche of distribution.
Mae Langbayan, GFMAM project officer said the distribution will cover all eight towns of the province.
In the first round of distribution last October-December 2010, Tinglayan and Pasil municipalities were not included. A total of 51,850 nets went to Balbalan, Pinukpuk, Lubuagan, Tabuk, Tanudan and Rizal.
Distribution of treated nets is part of the malaria eradication program being spearheaded by GFMAM.
Langbayan said the project aims to augment existing nets being used among families as basic component in the prevention of malaria.
Net distribution is based on the number of family members. The net is ideal to a family of four.
Langbayan explained the treatment in the net could last five years even with regular washing to assure maximum protection among recipients.
The chemical used has World Health Organization certification that only works against mosquitoes and not on humans, Langbayan assured. (Larry Lopez)
Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on March 18, 2011.