NMEP set to rid Nigeria of malaria by 2030

The National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP) on Tuesday said it was set to rid the country of malaria by 2030. Dr Uzodinma Adirieje, the Deputy Chairman, National World Malaria Day Committee, said this at a social mobilisation committee meeting on Tuesday in Abuja. Adirieje said that the country had made modest efforts so far in the……

Kogi to Get 2.2 Million Mosquito Nets to Ward Off Malaria

No fewer than 2.2 million Long Lasting Insecticidal Nets (LLINs), are to be shared to Kogi communities in the campaign to eliminate malaria in the state. Godwin Aidemagbon, Team Lead, National Campaign Immunisation Team/Presidential Malaria Initiative, disclosed this at the inauguration ceremony of LLIN Coordinating Campaign Network (LCCN), on Tuesday in Lokoja. The News Agency…

Malaria: NCDC cautions against self medication

Mosquito, agent of Malaria The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Wednesday urged Nigerians to desist from self-medication and go for a laboratory test for malaria before treatment. The Chief Executive Officer, NCDC, Dr Chike Ihekweazu, made the call in Abuja at a media advocacy meeting on Lassa fever outbreak. Ihekweazu said although malaria…

Malaria in pregnancy leads to miscarriage- Gynaecologist

Dr. Nathaniel Adawole, a gynaecologist, has warned that untreated malaria in pregnancy could lead to miscarriage and stillbirth. Adewole with the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada, made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Abuja. He said that malaria affects pregnancy five times more than other diseases like AIDS,…

African Targets to End AIDS, TB and Malaria by 2030

Johannesburg, November 2016- Strengthening and strategic refocusing of Africa’s partnerships to respond effectively to continental priorities for sustainable development is a critical priority for the African Union. Ensuring that Africa has the right strategies to finance its own development and reducing aid dependency are centerpieces in driving structural transformation. Gripped with these important questions not…

3.6m Doses of Anti-Malaria Drugs To Be Administered In Sokoto

Mosquito and Malaria Outbreak In Sokoto …Sokoto to administer 3.6m doses of anti-malaria drugs Imam Imam, Sokoto: Following reported outbreak of malaria in some parts of Sokoto town which has led to the death of five persons in a month, the state government said it will administer 3.6 million doses of anti-malaria drugs on the…

Malaria claims 48 lives in Sokoto

An outbreak of malaria has claimed no fewer than 48 lives in Gandu area, Sokoto North Local Government of Sokoto State in the last one month. The Officer in Charge of Kofar Kade Clinic, Mrs Rabi Ahmed-Gandi, disclosed this in Sokoto on Friday when she received the second consignment of free anti-malarial drugs from the…

Malaria kills 48 in Sokoto

Mosquito, agent of Malaria An outbreak of malaria has claimed no fewer than 48 lives in Gandu area, Sokoto North Local Government of Sokoto State in the last one month. The Officer in Charge of Kofar Kade Clinic, Mrs Rabi Ahmed-Gandi, disclosed this in Sokoto on Friday when she received the second consignment of free…

US re-launches malaria hotline in Nigeria

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has re-launched its “Make a Difference’’ Malaria hotline to make it easier for Nigerians to report stolen and falsified anti-malaria drugs. The “Make a Difference campaign” re-launched in Abuja by Special Agent, Mr Jonathan Schofield, is expected to encourage citizens to participate in strengthening and protecting malaria…

Kano Distributes Anti-Malaria Drugs To 44 Local Councils

Anti malaria drugs worth millions of naira have arrived some of the facilities in Kano State north western Nigeria, as part of efforts to combat the disease in 44 local government areas. The State Commissioner for Health, Dr Kabir Ibrahim Getso, made the announcement   during the distribution at the state drugs and medical consumables…