NMCP Press Release

On April 25, people across the globe will take part in a wide range of activities to mark World Malaria Day 2013. These activities will no doubt look back at the remarkable progress that the global development community has made in combatting malaria and indeed other infectious diseases over the years. However, one of the key lessons other infectious disease control has shown is that when there is an opportunity to control the spread of disease, it must be taken. Therefore now is the time for the malaria community to regroup, reenergise and look ahead to “invest in the future:

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Minister of Health, Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu

 

 

The Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu, has said HIV/AIDs, tuberculosis and malaria remain major health issues in Nigeria.

Chukwu said this on Monday  in Calabar, Cross River State, in his welcome address at the Country Coordinating Mechanism Nigeria retreat held at Tinapa Knowledge Centre.

“These three diseases: HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria are still major public health issues in our country,” he said.

He also said the incidence of drug resistant TB and extremely drug resistant TB were on the increase, adding that the ministry was doing everything possible to tackle them.

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  In recognition of outstanding results in Malaria control, Society for Family Health (SFH) Nigeria and National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP) today signed the Global Fund Malaria round 8, phase 2 grant to continue implementation of malaria interventions in Nigeria.


To witness this milestone ceremony, local and international stakeholders from the private and public sectors and media were in attendance. Dr. Debrework Zewdie, Deputy Executive Director Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS,

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AT least 30 million treatment courses of affordable malaria treatment drugs are being expected in the country before the end of the year. The Global Fund, Programme Officer of the National Malaria Control Programme,

NMCP, Dr Omede Ogu who dropped the hint in Lagos, said the huge consignment of malaria treatment courses is being brought in to boost control and prevention efforts, ensuring sustainability as well as making the products available for more Nigerians. Ogu who spke during the 2012 Malaria Day dinner organised by the Federal Ministry

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Minister of State for Health Dr. Muhammad Ali Pate has said that   maternal and child health in Northern Nigeria will received a boost as the Nigerian Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) and Partnership for Reviving Routine

Immunization in Northern Nigeria and Maternal and Newborn and Child Health (PRRINN-MNCH) collaborated to provide emergency services to pregnant women in the rural areas in the Northern Nigeria.

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