Inadequate quantities and quality of drinking water, lack of sanitation facilities, and poor hygiene cause millions of the world’s poorest people to suffer from various diseases including malaria. The disease is closely associated with the availability of water as the larval stage of mosquitoes develops in different kinds of stagnant water bodies. In Araromi Community in Ajegunle, water storage and poor drainage increase mosquito breeding, the main cause ofMalaria.

To this end, Nigerian Red Cross Society, Lagos State Branch, Ajeromi Ifelodun Division in partnership with Tolu Medical Centre took a strategic fight against malaria on Saturday 16th July, 2016 at Araromi Community, Ajegunle by conducting malaria test, Hepatitis test, other general check up and giving out mosquito treated net all for free.

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Many areas in the developing world are urbanizing very fast and, along with this, the slum population in Araromi Community area in Ajegunle, Lagos is also steadily increasing.
Slum areas have the highest concentrations of poor people with inadequate access to safe water, inferior sanitation and other infrastructure, poor quality of housing, overcrowding and unprotected residential status and that is why the Nigerian Red Cross Society, Lagos State Branch, Ajeromi ifelodun Division partnered with Tolu medical Centre to fight malaria…added by Instructor Tajudeen Sikiru, the Divisional Chairman.

By Dotun Roy

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