Give more funding to malaria-like COVID, experts tell FG


Give more funding to malaria-like COVID, experts tell FG

By Chioma Obinna

As the world battle with the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers and other stakeholders in the campaign to eliminate malaria are calling for appropriate funding for malaria as it was done for COVID to avert what they described as ‘unacceptable’ deaths from the disease.

According to them, the latest report from the World Health Organisation, WHO showed that an estimated 90,000 Nigerians died of malaria in 2020 and if nothing urgent is done, the deaths which reduced from 150 a decade ago will double.

The experts also lamented the lack of capability to develop a vaccine for the elimination of malaria in Nigeria even as other many countries have leveraged science and technology to end malaria.

Speaking during the Centre for Malaria Research, Diagnosis, Training, and…



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