Nigeria Records Decrease in Malaria Prevalence

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The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire has said Nigeria recorded a slight decrease in malaria prevalence, from 23 per cent in 2018 to 22 per cent in 2021.

Enahire disclosed this at the Official Launch and Dissemination of the National Malaria indicator Survey Report in Abuja.

He noted that while this may not appear significant at the national level, at the sub-national substantial gains have been observed in several states.

The minister added that malaria was a leading cause of mortality and morbidity in Nigeria, with young children and pregnant women disproportionately affected.

Written by: Helen Obih

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