Abuja, 27 April, 2022 – To commemorate the 2022 World Malaria Day (WMD), World Health Organization (WHO) and stakeholders possess counseled a collective, innovative and transformative arrive in direction of tackling the malaria scourge in the Nigeria.
This call came on the Ministerial Press conference organized by the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) in collaboration with WHO and malaria assist an eye fixed on companions to worth WMD in Abuja on 26 April 2022.
Yearly on 25 April, the World celebrates WMD.
Talking at this one year’s tournament, Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, talked about that the theme for 2022 WMD – Approach Equity, Originate Resilience, Pause Malaria with the national slogan “Every effort counts”, reinforces the necessity for increased investment in malaria prevention and medication companies in direction of achieving a malaria-free nation.
He commended the gratifying effort of companions who were taking part with the manager in adopting various innovative tools in direction of achieving a malaria-free Nigeria.
“For a malaria-free Nigeria, let every of us play our parts, because every effort counts,” he talked about.
Through the years, the manager of Nigeria and its companions possess persisted to invent and launch new and innovative suggestions for prevention, prognosis and medication to make certain that a if truth be told large reduction in the volume of cases and deaths recorded every body year because of long-standing illness in the nation.
As a strategic partner of the FMoH, WHO offers technical give a glean to to the National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP) to title, assess, create, put in force and note malaria in Nigeria.
In his goodwill message to the WHO Nation Representatives, Dr Walter Kazadi Mulombo talked about the theme aligns with WHO’s call to urgently scale up innovation and the deployment of new tools in the fight in opposition to malaria, while advocating for equitable entry to malaria prevention and medication, within the context of building health machine resilience.
He acknowledged that recently, there became a rising political commitment at nation, regional and global ranges to form out malaria which has seen valuable breakthroughs in malaria prevention and assist an eye fixed on, no matter the COVID-19 pandemic.
I deem that collaboratively, we are in a position to “Approach Equity, Originate Resilience, Pause Malaria” and enable us to be aware, “Every effort counts, he talked about.
In preserving with Dr Mulombo, “WHO stays committed to persisted partnership with FMoH/NMEP and all other Roll Lend a hand Malaria (RBM) companions thru the provision of technical give a glean to and steerage to put in force the activities valuable to meet the National targets.”
In their separate goodwill messages, companions which included, the Dangote Foundation (representing the Inner most Sector), USAID/PMI, and Catholic Reduction Products and companies – CRS (representing implementing companions), unanimously known as for a collective innovative and transformative arrive to the eradication of malaria. Additionally they canvassed for additonal investment and funding to proceed supporting response to make certain that that the malaria campaigns are applied on time.
Highlights of the tournament became a commemoration crawl in Abuja and various states across the nation, free malaria attempting out, and an exhibition of innovative tools and drug frail in combating the illness.
The World Malaria Document of 2021 estimated that 228 million malaria cases and over 600,000 malaria deaths came about in 2020 within the WHO African Build, and this accounted for 95% of cases and deaths globally.
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