FG REITERATES DETERMINATION TO MALARIA IN NIGERIA
Written by Kayode Sanni on August 22, 2022
The Federal Government has reiterated its determination to further reduce the scourge of malaria in the country.
Minister of Environment, Barrister HASAN ABDULLAHI made this known at a briefing in Abuja.
He said that while the decline of malaria prevalence from 42 percent in 2010 to 23 percent in 2020 was commendable, the Federal Government remains committed to ending Nigeria’s reign at the top of the global prevalence table.
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), Nigeria has the world’s highest malaria burden with annual reported cases of 51 million and over 200, 000 deaths representing nearly 30 percent of the total malaria in Africa.
The Minister however noted that the President MUHAMMADU BUHARI-led administration is determined to further reduce the malaria scourge to the barest minimum through deliberate targeted interventions in policy implementation.