Lagos – A number of community pharmacies
across several Nigerian cities will mark World Malaria Day today by offering a
range of free and discounted malaria services to the public.
Wella Health, an innovative health technology platform
for patients and health providers, is coordinating the initiative with support
from the Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria , Malaria Consortium
and Codix, a leading pharmaceutical company.
Participating community pharmacies in this event that
will provide discounted or free malaria prevention, diagnostic and treatment
services include El-Arukah pharmacy in Benin and Edo States; Remey Pharmacy in
Fadeyi and Lekki, Lagos State; and Sante Benne Pharmacy Apo and Topmed Pharmacy
in Wuse 2, both Abuja.
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World Malaria Day is marked annually on April 25.
The theme for 2016 is “End Malaria for Good.”
World Malaria Day is one of eight official global public
health campaigns currently marked by the World Health Organization (WHO).
An estimated 100 million malaria cases and about
300 000 deaths each year make Nigeria the country with the highest number of
malaria casualties worldwide.
- CAJ News