NMCP Press Release
Malaria contributes to the high burden of disease in the sub-Saharan Africa. Its victims are mostly pregnant women with their unborn babies and children below the age of five years.
The Government of Nigeria has adopted effective strategies for the prevention and control of malaria in pregnancy to reduce the morbidity and mortality from malaria for mothers and their children in accordance with the Abuja Declaration.
Malaria preventive strategies, delivered alongside other components of Focused Antenatal Care (FANC) Packages have great potentials to accelerate the achievement of Millennium Development Goals 5 which focuses on improving maternal health in addition to reducing the disease burden.
Malaria is highly endemic in Nigeria and it remains one of the leading causes of childhood and maternal morbidity and mortality in the country. The National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP) is responsible for ensuring a coordinated response to malaria elimination efforts in the country with the strategic vision of being “Malaria Free Nigeria”.Read more...
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