A Nigerian doctor has taken to Instagram to express her sadness on what she experienced in one of he communities where they distributed free mosquito nets to the residents to curb the incident of malaria.
According to the doctor, she was initially asked by the men in the community to give them the mosquito nets instead as the women don’t use it in their homes, rather they take it to farm to cover their vegetable.
She explained that she declined and insisted it would be for the women, but on her way out of the community, she was surprised to spot a farm where the nets are being used to demarcate the plots and protect their farm crops.
The doctor was saddened by the sight and wonder when malaria will be finally eradicated from Nigeria.
Took this picture somewhere in the South South.We have preference for women and children in whatever we do for obvious reasons.But at this campaign the men urged me to give the nets to them.That the women will use it for their vegetable farms……I declined but on my way out of this community see what I found.If mosquitoe nets find their way to farms rather than beds…how far away are we from malaria eradication……long journey.#healthforall #iwillnotgettired #publichealthadvocate #malaria