The World Vision International (WVI ) has purchased one million Insecticide Treated mosquito nets (ITMNs) to be distributed in Luapula Province alone.
WVI Malaria Technical Officer Masela Chinyama disclosed the development to in an interview in Mansa today.
She said the one million ITMNs are already in Lusaka and are scheduled for transportation to Luapula Province soon.
Mrs Chinyama said the mass distribution of mosquito nets will commence immediately after the launch of the exercise in Mansa by the Minister of Health on March 10, 2011.
She said this during a one day workshop for Mansa District Malaria Task Force (MATF) held at Mansa Hotel.
She said the target is to distribute mosquito nets to all bed spaces in every household in the province.
The one million mosquito nets allocated to province follows the preliminary results of 2010 Central Statistical Office (CSO) population and housing census in the province.
The civil organization is the view that the targeted number of mosquito nets could increase if there are more households than the estimated number.
Mrs Chinyama said World Vision has decided to concentrate on Luapula because according to 2010 Malaria Indicator Survey, the province has been recording highest number of malaria prevalence in the country.