Nigeria losses N132b to Malaria annually - NGO

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Almost 104 countries across the world are at a risk of malaria infarction.

It is intended as an energising call to arms for organisations the world over to drive towards one shared goal of a malaria-free world. Limited access to malaria prevention, including health education, and treatment before, during and after the migration process render migrants more vulnerable and impact progress to control, eliminate and eventually eradicate the disease.

She said Nigeria also accounted for 32 per cent of the global estimate of 655,000 malaria deaths annually. The declining trend in the number of malaria cases and deaths has stalled, and vital funding for malaria programmes has flatlined.

As part of renewed efforts to fight malaria in Nigeria, the British Government recently pledged 50 million Pounds, about 25 million Naira to help the Nigeria Government.

WHO says the world can not afford to neglect malaria: with over 200 million cases worldwide, the disease takes a huge toll on families, communities, and economies.

Idowu-Osohobo represented by the Regional officer, LAPO Lagos 2, Mrs Sandra Asowata, said that Malaria constituted a huge epidemiologic burden in Africa and had continued to cripple the economic development in the region. In most cases, malaria deaths are related to one or more serious complications, including anaemia, cerebral malaria, low blood pressure, breathing problems, organ failure, etc.

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Uganda's Ministry of Health says about 5,000 people die of malaria every year. The country has launched a new campaign against the viral disease that's spread by mosquitoes.

He asked people to admit malaria patients to government hospitals, public health centres, community health centres and sub-centres for quick treatment.

As per the World Malaria Report that was released in November 2017, there were 216 million cases of malaria in 2016 whereas in 2015 211 million cases were reported.

To meet the 2030 global malaria targets, the World Health Organization said expanded coverage of proven tools that had already dramatically lowered the global burden of malaria was needed, combined with greater investments in the research and development of new tools. You can also check the Malaria Information by Country Table for more detailed information.

Malaria can be prevented by mosquito control measures like preventing water stagnation and spraying insecticides in mosquito breeding sites Use of mosquito nets, mosquito repellant creams and wearing fully covered clothes are simple steps but effective steps for controlling malaria.

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