BreakingNews 24/4/17: World Malaria Day: Foundation provides free treatment

[ Masterweb Reports: Dorcas Daniel reports ] - In a bid to commemorate the world malaria day, over 200 persons have been tested, treated and counseled on Malaria in Mpape by a non-governmental organization, Panacea Health and Awareness Foundation.
 
The chairman of the foundation, Pharmacist Gerald Ndigwe in an Health Outreach tagged, “END MALARIA FOR GOOD” said malaria as an epidemic disease needed to be eradicated and the foundation is to provide free health counseling, prevention, treatment and resistance for malaria with more focus on pregnant women and children.
 
Ndigwe who revealed that there is a 97% death risk of malaria in the country, sought for massive supports from both government and non-government agencies to combat the ugly trend.
 
“When they say malaria kills it does indeed as there is a 97% death risk of malaria in Nigeria, therefore we need to do more in informing the public about preventive measures, treatment and resistance of malaria.”
 
Onyekachi Estelle Mbodine, the country’s coordinator for Global Antibiotics Resistance Partnership (GARP) lamented the alarming death rate of the scourge, urging the government in combating malaria.
 
“We are calling on the government to do more in combating malaria as it has become a global threat which affects about 212million persons globally with death cases of about 229, 000 annually in Africa” she said.
 
Ovo Otarigho, Co-Founder of Impact Driven Young Leaders Initiatives said that enlightenment and provision of basic support are imperative in combating and preventing malaria in the country.
 
The beneficiaries of the Health Outreach expressed gratitude to the foundation, adding that such outreach is an eye opener on preventive measures against malaria.
Sarah Elisha, a resident of Mpape said she was very grateful to the foundation for the test, treatment and awareness on malaria.
 
“I am very happy about the outreach. I have learnt that dirty environment breeds mosquitoes which in turn cause malaria and I am happy about the free test and drugs I got too.”
 
Also, Felicite Godswill, a resident of Mpape said “I know the government is trying to eradicate malaria but I must commend this outreach because I have been ill for two days now and my children and I just got tested and drugs for free. I am very happy.”
 
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