Malaria Control Project in Central Sudan Exceeds $7 MillionPosted: November 13, 2012
The representative of the Islamic Development Bank in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Husham Fuqha, noted that the bank had allocated anestimated $7 billion of technical support for the war on malaria in central Sudan. The aid helped reduce infection rates in Khartoum state, Gezira, White Nile, and River Nile by providing 6.63 million saturated mosquito nets; 2.8 million quick examination tapes, 10 vehicles for supervision. They also trained 612 health officers on re-energising plans and combat operations, granted an insect science Master’s degree to 6 health officers, and established 32 warehouses for insecticides in states and localities.
A representative of the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Tariq Abdul-Gadir, hailed the project and the support of the Islamic Development Bank that reduces infection and enhances prevention.