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INT’L DAY: FG Spends N2.04 trillion on Malaria Prevention

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As the world marked International Malaria Day, the federal government says it has spent about fifty-five per cent of recurrent health budget yearly on malaria prevention and control for 2023. 

Chairman of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, Lagos Chapter, Gbolagade Iyiola, told newsmen that the estimated cost for an individual to treat uncomplicated malaria in Nigeria ranges from approximately N700 to N3,000, depending on the type of treatment, and the healthcare facility visited.

Iyiola added that the cost for treating complicated malaria could be significantly higher, ranging from N20, 000 to N60,000, or more.

According to WHO fact sheet on malaria, the disease is transmitted throughout Nigeria, with 97 per cent of the population at risk of the mosquito-borne ailment.

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