Malaria Death Rate Gets Higher In Zamfara | Independent Newspapers Limited
Newsletter subscribe

Latest News

Malaria Death Rate Gets Higher In Zamfara

ZIKA, zamfara
Posted: Sep 18, 2016 at 3:40 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Zamfara has recorded increase in malaria-related deaths among children under age and pregnant women. The Zamfara state government said this on Saturday.

This was made known by the the Project Manager of the State Malaria Elimination Programme (SMEP), Alhaji Hamisu Dauran, while speaking at the commencement of a one-day training of religious and traditional leaders on malaria eradication.

The training was organised by the Nigerian Inter-Faith Action Association (NIFAA) in collaboration with Health Community Capacity Collaboration (HC3), a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO).

According to Dauran, the state recorded 276 deaths and over 76,000 reported malaria cases of under-five children across in health centres across the state, within the first and second quarters of 2016. Within the period the state also recorded 74 malaria-related deaths of pregnant women and had 1,178 reported cases.

Dauran lamented that the number of the incidents was rising in spite of the efforts being made by the governments, in collaboration with international organizations in reducing challenges of the disease in the state.