Abuja - The United Nations (UN) has pledged to
partner Nigeria to prevent the deadly malaria.
UN Information Centre (UNIC) Lagos Director, Ronald Kayanja,
gave the assurance ahead of World Malaria Day.
The day will be commemorated under the theme, “End Malaria
“UN will continue to partner Government, the private sector
and civil society organisations to fight malaria,” Kayanja said.
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“The fight against malaria leaves no one behind,” he added.
About 3,2 billion people – nearly half of the world’s
population – are at risk of malaria.
In 2015, there were an estimated 214 million new cases of
438,000 deaths, mainly in sub-Saharan Africa.
In Nigeria, it accounts for 10,4 percent (180 000) of
deaths, the third-worst killer after respiratory infections and HIV/AIDS.
- CAJ News