Malaria is a leading cause of illness and death in Nigeria, which has the highest malaria burden in the world. Morbidity varies widely in terms of geography, gender and age, with pregnant women and young children particularly at risk. To achieve pre-elimination — that is, less than 10 percent parasite prevalence and 50 deaths per 1,000 for mortality attributable to malaria — interventions should promote preventive behaviours and strengthen diagnosis, treatment and reporting of malaria cases, particularly among high-risk regions and populations.
Country: NigeriaKeywords: Capacity development | Community delivery | SBC | Surveillance | Malaria | Case management | Diagnosis | Elimination | iCCM | Malaria in pregnancy | MNCH | Chemoprevention | Treatment | SDGs
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