Gambia Launches Campaign to Eliminate Malaria At Homes

An article from AllAfrica
October 13, 2015
The Ministry of Health and Social Welfare through the National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP) has launched the 2015 Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS) campaign.
 
The health minister, Omar Sey, recently launched the operation at a ceremony held at Chamoi village in Upper River Region.
 
Dr Sey said the launching marks the Gambia's renewed efforts towards the prevention and control of malaria so that it ceases to be a major hindrance to the achievements of health-related goals.
 
He said the IRS is part of the integrated vector management strategy which is used in combination with the long-lasting insecticide treated bed nets.
 
"IRS is very effective in reducing the mosquito population, mosquito life-span, man-mosquito contact and thus reducing malaria transmission," Dr Sey said.
 
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