No fewer than 150 indigenes of Ode-Ugborodo in Warri South-West Local Government Area of Delta were on Thursday tested and treated for malaria.
The was the second phase of the Roll-Back-Malaria (RBM) Campaign Programme sponsored by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), and Chevron Joint Venture (JV) in collaboration with the Delta Government.
Others were aged men and women from Madangho and other neighbouring Itsekiri Communities.
The first phase of the RBM Campaign, being implemented by an NGO, Women’s Rights Advancement and Protection Alternative (WRAPA), was held on June 7, at Tsekelewu community and environs in Warri North.
Tuoyo, represented by the Supervisor for Health, Warri South-West LG, Mr Emami Harriman, described the exercise as wonderful.
“It is a good initiative that NNPC and Chevron brought to this community.
“We appreciate it so much, because malaria has been an epidemic in this environment.
“It is wonderful. It is a way of letting the community know that we care for them.
A total of 3,000 treated mosquito nets, 4,000 test kits, 2,000 drugs and 200 waste bins were to be distributed in the two phases of the campaign. (NAN)