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World Malaria Day 2017 End Malaria For Good

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World Malaria Day 2017 End Malaria For Good

Unread post by Kunle Emmanuel » Mon Apr 25, 2016 11:08 am

Today is World Malaria Day 2017


The theme for this year: End Malaria For Good


Mosquito-borne diseases are a major cause of illnesses and deaths worldwide. Approximately 300-500 million people worldwide are infected by the disease and 1.5 - 2.7 million die from it every year. However, advances in research and tools to fight malaria has transformed the global Malaria statistics - Malaria mortality has decreased by 60 percent, with 6.2 million lives saved since 2000.

World Malaria Day offers an annual opportunity to highlight advances in Malaria control and commit to continued investment and action to accelerate progress against this deadly disease.


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Re: World Malaria Day 2016 End Malaria For Good

Unread post by Kunle Emmanuel » Mon Apr 25, 2016 11:09 am

There is still much to do to rout the malaria scourge

As people across the world today mark the 2016 Malaria Day with the theme, "End Malaria for Good", it is another reminder to the health authorities in Nigeria that this is still one battle that needs to be won, even when gains have been made in recent years. "While efforts to prevent, diagnose and treat malaria have gained important momentum over the past years, an annual shortfall in funding threatens to slow down progress, particularly across Africa where high-burden countries are facing critical funding gaps," said a statement from the World Health Organisation (WHO)at the weekend.

As we have stated in the past, many citizens would gladly wish that the problem of malaria in Nigeria can be solved at the mere mounting of insecticide-treated mosquito nets. But with the environmental conditions and associated ailments, which have all combined to make malaria a scourge for both the young and old, especially the millions of pregnant women and young children under the age of five, the statistics of deaths from the disease remain startling high.

What makes the situation particularly worrisome is that there is a significant slowdown in global funding of anti-malaria campaigns which may roll back impressive gains made against the mosquito-borne disease over the last decade. In its World Malaria Report 2012, for instance, WHO noted that rapid expansion in global funding for malaria prevention and control between 2004 and 2009 levelled off between 2010 and 2012. Yet statistics revealed that malaria struck an estimated 219 million people across the world in 2010, killing about 660,000, mostly children under five years of age.
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Re: World Malaria Day 2016 End Malaria For Good

Unread post by Aunty Nurse » Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:05 pm

This year the WMD Theme is ’End Malaria for Good’.
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Re: World Malaria Day 2017 End Malaria For Good

Unread post by Kunle Emmanuel » Thu Apr 27, 2017 9:12 am

"Malaria prevention works: Let’s close the gap"

It is not ordinary Malaria! Malaria kills. Kill mosquitoes before they kill you.

Join the war against Malaria by :
1) Sleeping under insecticide treated nets
2) Clearing of drainages around your dwellings to allow free flow of drainages.
3) Keeping refuses in tight lidded containers to prevent access by rodents and reptiles and disposing them once filled to three quarter.
4) Indoor residual spraying to kill adult mosquitoes and and pouring of larvicidals or oil in stagnant waters to kill adult mosquitoes and their larvae.
5) Clearing your environment clean of bushes, removal of receptacles where water can collection and trimming of flowers meant for aesthetics as they are breading ground for mosquitoes multiplication.
6) Usage of appropriate Malaria medication in pregnancy (IPT) and when sick.
7) Get confirmation that you're actually suffering from Malaria st the nearest health facility before popping into your mouth any Malaria drug yo prevent abuse and resistance.

Together we can halt Malaria attack, join in the fight today!
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Re: World Malaria Day 2017 End Malaria For Good

Unread post by Kunle Emmanuel » Sun Apr 30, 2017 11:14 am

The Federal Government of Nigeria has banned the use of chloroquine and artemisinin monotherapy for the treatment of malaria.


The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, who made this announcement, stated that about N300bn was being lost annually by the Federal Government in the treatment and prevention of the disease.

According to him, the losses were incurred in government’s efforts to tackle the scourge in the country.

Adewole spoke on Tuesday in Abuja, during the commemoration of this year’s World Malaria Day.

Speaking on the theme, “End Malaria for Good: What is your Role?” The minister said, “With a new emphasis on citizen accountability and rights, I want you as a Nigerian citizen to challenge your health care provider and ask questions.

“When you have malaria and somebody wants to prescribe drugs for you, ask the health care provider: ‘Have you confirmed this is malaria?’ It is your right.

“As a citizen when your healthcare provider prescribes chloroquine or artemisinin monotherapy, say no. Doctors and nurses have been told that chloroquine is no longer useful and that it is wrong to prescribe artemisin monotherapy. For the healthcare provider, do not treat malaria without diagnosis.

“Tell yourself, ‘I must not prescribe chloroquine. I must not prescribe monotherapy for artemisinin when what we should prescribe is a combination therapy”, the minister emphasised.
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