Nigeria marks World Malaria Day

News - by RadioNow / Apr. 26th, 2021

At an event to mark world malaria day, the country’s minister for health, Osagie Ehanire says Nigeria needs over a trillion naira to effectively combat malaria, needing more than N350 billion naira to fight the disease in 2021 alone. He said this last Friday at a news conference in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory.

He acknowledged that the Federal Government does not have the adequate amount required to fight the disease this year, attributing this to the prevailing economic circumstances occasioned by the coronavirus pandemic, just as in other countries. He, however, calls on the private sector, various corporate organisations, and patriotic individuals to support the government to tackle malaria.

World malaria day is marked on the 25th of April every year, this year, the theme is Zero Malaria – Draw the Line Against Malaria, and the slogan ‘Stand Up, Take Action.’

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