The Nandi Health CEC Mrs. Ruth Koech has urged the residents to embrace the use of free treated mosquito insecticide nets in order to tackle the rate of malaria infections. Addressing residents at Maraba in Tindiret during the commemoration of the World Malaria Day, Koech cited the importance of treated mosquito nets, saying they are of great value in the prevention of the disease, adding that families should use them especially as the rainy season has started.
She reminded the public to also consider high standards of hygiene by draining stagnant water and clearing bushes around their homes for their safety.
World Malaria Day is an international observance commemorated every year on 25th April and recognizes global efforts to control Malaria. The day is used to raise awareness of Malaria and funds for the treatment and prevention of the disease. The largest milestone in the war against Malaria is on the horizon, given that a new vaccine test has been rolled out in Malawi. The public testing of the vaccine-which was endorsed by the World Health Organization-started on Tuesday, and other nations under the testing programme are Kenya and Ghana, due to the high rate of infections in the countries. However, some scientists have noted that it has serious drawbacks and it remains to be seen how it will pick up.