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NGO SEEKS PARTNERSHIP WITH COUNCIL OVER MALARIA

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http://www.nigerianbestforum.com/blog/?attachment_id=121437 A non-governmental organisation (NGO), Family Care Association (FCA) has called for partnership with Gwagwalada Area Council in the fight against malaria in the area.

The country director of FCA, Mr Joshua Kempeneer, made this call during his visit to the chairman of the council, Zakari Angulu-Dobi.

Kempeneer said the visit was to inform the council boss of the ongoing campaigns against malaria in various communities in the council and also of other activities planned by the organisation.

The country director stated that ongoing programmes would feature distribution of mosquito nets, community health outreach, training of students in schools as well as training of health workers from medical centres in Gwagwalada.

He explained that the NGO which had   been in existence in Nigeria for over 17 years, had organised programmes towards the promotion and strengthening of campaigns on health related issues especially in the area of malaria control and prevention.

'Family Care Association is an implementing agency involved in free health education and training of health workers with empowerment from government and private organisations,' he said.

He commended the council staff and the entire people of the council for their support since the commencement of the program particularly in the area of mobilization.

Earlier in his speech, Dobi had commended the organisation for the visit to the council and promised to render the necessary support to ensure that the program was successful in the council.

'I appreciate you for coming, particularly for choosing Gwagwalada area council for the program and I can assure you of every necessary support to make the program a success. For us as an area council, our resources are meager and our challenges are numerous so we will continue to knock at your door for programmes like this to make the council malaria free,' he said.