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TIPS ON MALARIA

  • HOW CAN MOSQUITOES BE CONTROLLED?

    Mosquitoes around the home can be reduced significantly by minimizing the amount of standing water available for mosquito breeding. Residents are urged to reduce standing water around the home in a variety of ways.

  • HOW CAN I PROTECT MYSELF FROM MOSQUITO-BORN DISEASES?

    The best way is to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes.This can be accomplished using personal protecting  while outdoors when mosquitoes are present. Treated bed nets should be used sleeping. Mosquito repellent should be used when outdoor.

  • WHO ARE AT RISK?


    Nearly half of the world’s population is at risk of getting malaria. Pregnant women are particularly at risk of malaria. Children under 5 years are at high risk of malaria.
     

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Editorial

It's  been  over  a  century  since  malaria  was first discovered and the disease still kills a child  under  five  every  30  seconds. Humanity  with  all  its  complex  technological  and economical developments still battles with tiny  insects  called  mosquitoes.  Unbelievable!
We  have  numerous  international  policy documents  and  actions  to  eradicate  malaria  and yet the world is nowhere near eradicating the disease. Obviously the mosquitoes are not dancing to the world's drum beats on malaria eradication  as  they  seem  to  be  having  the upper hand. The big question is, are we playing the right tune?

Over  the  years,  malaria  eradication  policies have been spearheaded by persons other than those most affected by the disease. Funds for malaria  eradication  have  also  not  been enough,  with  most  of  it  coming  from  outside rather than countries affected by the disease. It  is  not  surprising  therefore  that  the  Abuja Declaration  in  2000  to  roll  back  malaria  has remained  on  paper  almost  8  years  after  the Summit.

It  is  however  heart-warming  to  know  that world  leaders  have  committed  to  the  global Malaria  Action  Plan  for  malaria  eradication. We are waiting to see whether this will indeed boost efforts to control the disease.   

AMMREN  is  asking  African  governments  to take  full  ownership  and  lead  efforts  to  eradicate  the  disease.  It  is  only  when  this  is done  that  support  from  other  parts  of  the world will make meaningful impact.

Charity Binka - Managing Editor

Editorial Team
Charity Binka
Eunice Menka
Felicia Addy
Ogochukwu Chidiebere Nweke

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