Nigeria Is Set To Be Free From Malaria -NMEP
The menace of malaria among Nigerians is about to become a thing of the past as The national Malaria
Elimination Programme(NMEP) said it was set to rid the country of malaria by the year 2030.
As reported by The Nation,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 fight against the disease, but was yet to achieve the desired success. Nigeria Is Set To Be Free From Malaria -NMEP
He added that achieving the desired goal would require consistent national focus on malaria control.
He noted that “Nigeria has what it takes to mobilise resources to control diseases and end malaria.
“Individuals, the private sector, government and civil society organisations are working toward achieving that.”
Mrs Itohowo Uko, the Head of Advocacy, Communication and Social Mobilisation, NMEP, said eliminating malaria required prompt approach “and everybody must play a part even at the household level.”
Uko said the World Malaria Day which would be marked on April 25 gave the committee a platform to showcase and educate the public on the dangers associated with the disease. Nigeria Is Set To Be Free From Malaria -NMEP
She added that “the essence of the World Malaria Day is to create awareness on the dangers of the disease and the importance of accessing available interventions.”
She explained that the theme for this year is “No One Should Die From Mosquito Bite! Your Role is to protect yourself and your family from malaria, so we can all end malaria for good in Nigeria.” Nigeria Is Set To Be Free From Malaria -NMEP