Cameroon govt to distribute 9 million mosquito nets
Cameroonian Prime Minister, Philemon Yang, has launched an anti-malaria campaign, promising to distribute nine million free mosquito nets across the country.
Reports say the nationwide campaign named "KO palu" or knockout malaria, will last one month.
The campaign, financed by The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, aims to ensure that the central African nation’s over 19 million inhabitants have access to mosquito nets.
According to health ministry figures, malaria kills more people than AIDS and tuberculosis combined in Cameroon.
In January, President Paul Biya announced that malaria treatment would be free for all children under five.
The health ministry says the measure has already allowed 85 thousand children to receive medical care for malaria.Tweet