World Health Organization Says Malaria Still Remains Leading Cause Of Death In Nigeria

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Malaria also known as Plasmodium Falciparum is a mosquito borne infectious disease that affects humans and other animals. Malaria causes symptoms that include fatigue, fever, vomitting and headaches. In severe cases it can cause yellow skin, seizure, or death.

According to the WHO during their weekly report released to journalists in Maiduguri, Borno state capital, Malaria still remains the leading cause of death in Nigeria.

In the report, 53 million malaria cases are recorded annually in Nigeria, whereas 81,640 deaths are recorded annually; which means 9 deaths every hour caused by malaria.

 

In what ways do you think we can avert this sickness that can lead to death?

 

 

World Health Organization Says Malaria Still Remains Leading Cause of Death In Nigeria - By Hannah Wisdom - 2019-08-17 09:32:02

Just by providing good health care centres for the citizens

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World Health Organization Says Malaria Still Remains Leading Cause of Death In Nigeria - By Abdulsamad Tiamiyu - 2019-08-17 09:33:00

We can avert malaria by preventing mosquito bites.

Because prevention is better than cure

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World Health Organization Says Malaria Still Remains Leading Cause of Death In Nigeria - By Aina Bamidele - 2019-08-17 09:33:07

There should be educational system that will make known the danger of Mosquito and insecticide and Mosquito net can also be distributed.

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World Health Organization Says Malaria Still Remains Leading Cause of Death In Nigeria - By Ndukwe Samuel - 2019-08-17 09:33:09

.1. Let the government work on our roads.

2. Let them take care of our sewage disposal.

3. Let them make all the malaria drugs available in all federal government hospitals.

4. Let them treat the air with chemicals suitable for it. 

This is my humble opinion. 

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World Health Organization Says Malaria Still Remains Leading Cause of Death In Nigeria - By Bright Samuel - 2019-08-17 09:43:10

1 Government should build good drainages

2 Community should avoid stagnant water 

3 Provision of sewage and garbage by government

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World Health Organization Says Malaria Still Remains Leading Cause of Death In Nigeria - By Normo joy ifeanyi - 2019-08-17 09:45:23

By sewage treatment and removing breeding places where these mosquitoes live, taking care of our environment is also essential 

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World Health Organization Says Malaria Still Remains Leading Cause of Death In Nigeria - By Oluchi Raychelle - 2019-08-17 09:46:47

Its so bad that our health is always taken for granted in this country. They will tell us misquote nets are free yet they are sold in some hospitals.  We on our part will not want to run medical test when sick for diagnosis, but prefer over the counter prescriptions so why won't the malaria cause death.

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World Health Organization Says Malaria Still Remains Leading Cause of Death In Nigeria - By GIFT Mato - 2019-08-17 10:07:40

This is something we've been talking about since I can remember. Being environmentally clean is the best solution to these mosquitoes and their bites. 

We can't just depend on health centers for cure when we have what it takes to prevent it.

Let us just seat up and maintain sanity. 

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World Health Organization Says Malaria Still Remains Leading Cause of Death In Nigeria - By Fanim Peter Rimven - 2019-08-17 10:13:04

I suggest that our hospitals should be mosquitoes free first before campaigning against malaria, it's only in Nigeria that a patient is admitted because of malaria and still be bitten by mosquitoes on the sick bed.

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World Health Organization Says Malaria Still Remains Leading Cause of Death In Nigeria - By Izuchukwu Onwuka - 2019-08-17 10:15:25

Yes it is true because malaria has been underestimated 

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World Health Organization Says Malaria Still Remains Leading Cause of Death In Nigeria - By Bello Ahmad Tijani - 2019-08-17 10:28:03

Mosquito nets and insecticides are very important to preventing malaria

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World Health Organization Says Malaria Still Remains Leading Cause of Death In Nigeria - By IBRAHIM HAFIZ - 2019-08-17 10:53:36

water stagnation should be taken care of. bushes should be cleared, fumigation should be done routinely, mosquito nets should be distributed 

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World Health Organization Says Malaria Still Remains Leading Cause of Death In Nigeria - By Rita Amadedon - 2019-08-17 12:12:45

Mosquitoes lay eggs in stagnant water...they are most likely to infest areas where hygiene isn't paramount. Therefore the logical way to tackle mosquitoes is not to encourage what will make them breed. Good sanitation.

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World Health Organization Says Malaria Still Remains Leading Cause of Death In Nigeria - By Dominic Olah - 2019-08-17 13:52:02

Malaria is the worlds most deadly diseases. People don't know.

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World Health Organization Says Malaria Still Remains Leading Cause of Death In Nigeria - By Satih Adjekawe - 2019-08-17 16:18:53

The Government should provide good health facilities with standard equipment and also endeavor to provide good drainage system while on the part of the citizens, they should learn to keep good hygiene and ensure their surrounding is clean.

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World Health Organization Says Malaria Still Remains Leading Cause of Death In Nigeria - By Okoye Daberechi - 2019-08-17 22:09:02

Keeping our environment clean and also using the right insecticides

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World Health Organization Says Malaria Still Remains Leading Cause of Death In Nigeria - By IFEANYI NWOKEDI - 2019-08-18 19:33:12

1.Wholistic and regular environmental sanitation should be of utmost importnat to everyone.

2.The Government should on regular intervals fumigate areas heavy populated with mosquitoes. 

3. Regular distribution of Long lasting treated nets to individuals.

4. Regular sensitization/ creating awareness to the public on the dengers Anopholes Mosquitoes.

The above measures will go a long way to curb or reduce the burden of malaria. 

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World Health Organization Says Malaria Still Remains Leading Cause of Death In Nigeria - By Bessie Omini - 2019-08-19 11:51:35

Malaria can only be done with if the appropriate facilities are provided example .provision of  tight fitting container for disposal of waste 

Provision of good roads with good drainage

Availability of potable water

Enforcement of environmental protection laws

Regular inspection of premises

And health education,champain and distribution of long insecticide treated bed net.

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World Health Organization Says Malaria Still Remains Leading Cause of Death In Nigeria - By Oludemi Michael - 2019-08-19 16:37:07

Truly malaria is a bad disease and it should be really looked into

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World Health Organization Says Malaria Still Remains Leading Cause of Death In Nigeria - By Nora Chidera - 2019-08-20 03:44:38

#Manage your risk of malaria properly by planning your travels and checking the risk where you’re going

#Insect and mosquito repellents should be used and should be applied after sunscreen

#Stay covered up, make sure you’re behind screen doors or windows at night, and always use bed net treated with insecticide

#If you need them, make sure you take antimalarial tablets and you take them properly, every day while you’re then and as directed afterwards

#Keep an eye out for malaria symptoms, such as fever, and always discuss any symptoms you do get with your doctor as soon as possible

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World Health Organization Says Malaria Still Remains Leading Cause of Death In Nigeria - By Oluwatobi Tella - 2019-08-20 18:18:31

I remember all these vision 2010, Malaria will be forgotten, Now vision 2020, Zero Malaria. It's 2019 and the trend is still high though we had a decrease last year. 

I really hope Nigeria gets there. Malaria is no disease In developed countries.

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World Health Organization Says Malaria Still Remains Leading Cause of Death In Nigeria - By Umar Faruk - 2019-08-22 08:56:51

A lot of people doesn't know this and its killing us day by day

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World Health Organization Says Malaria Still Remains Leading Cause of Death In Nigeria - By YUNUSA ABDULKAREEM - 2019-08-24 01:45:31

Thats Why every elevation of body temperature is directed to Malaria always

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World Health Organization Says Malaria Still Remains Leading Cause of Death In Nigeria - By Obagunle Paul Kehinde - 2019-08-27 15:34:36

It's so unfortunate that malaria kill a lot of people in Nigeria, there are various means in which this can be averted in Nigeria, one of this is to maintain a good, clean and conducive environment when the environment is clean mosquitoes cannot thrive.

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World Health Organization Says Malaria Still Remains Leading Cause of Death In Nigeria - By Desmond Otu - 2019-08-28 08:27:23

Averting malaria is very easy but its just that people are less serious towards the eradication of malaria. what does it take to keep your surroundings clean . nothing much , so lets try to do so

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World Health Organization Says Malaria Still Remains Leading Cause of Death In Nigeria - By Matthew Ajewole - 2019-08-30 09:14:50

As the saying goes PREVENTION is better than CURE if malaria is prevented through various measures like        public enlightment ,good drainage, etc.                               If it has affected a person treating it at its early stage would be the best thing to do. I 

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World Health Organization Says Malaria Still Remains Leading Cause of Death In Nigeria - By Iheanacho Kathy - 2019-09-01 13:06:51

I feel malaria will always remain a problem because of our environment and the location of our country. We are surrounded by an environment conducive for mosquitoes to live

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World Health Organization Says Malaria Still Remains Leading Cause of Death In Nigeria - By Oladele Segun - 2019-09-03 11:15:49

Well due to the lack of proper/hygiene environment we have heard many cases about malaria and it has caused death to many people in our country sharing mosquito nets is not enough to fight malaria but proper care of our environment and I hope government can help the citizens about that

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World Health Organization Says Malaria Still Remains Leading Cause of Death In Nigeria - By Godson Omejua - 2019-09-03 13:20:16

Malaria is poorly handled in Nigeria because it's seen as a mere illness but on the contrary, it kills because of unhygienic environment which helps the insect to gain access to the homes and once there's transmission of the organism(P.falciparium) into the blood, it developes virulence that makes it withstand many unproductive intake of drugs and after a while the patient becomes down which can result to death

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World Health Organization Says Malaria Still Remains Leading Cause of Death In Nigeria - By Abdulafiz Musa - 2019-09-04 10:35:51

I can't agree less. There are lots of factors that contribute to the high mortality especially in rural areas. Apart from unavailability of adequate, efficient and affordable health services and systems, the ignorance of the people either by having negative views on medical centres, drug abuse through self medication or having an unkempt and bushy environment.

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World Health Organization Says Malaria Still Remains Leading Cause of Death In Nigeria - By Adeboyejo Daniel - 2019-09-04 15:56:42

Its so bad that our health is always taken for granted in this country. They will tell us misquote nets are free yet they are sold in some hospitals.  We on our part will not want to run medical test when sick for diagnosis, but prefer over the counter prescriptions so why won't the malaria cause death

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World Health Organization Says Malaria Still Remains Leading Cause of Death In Nigeria - By Afolabi Kehinde - 2019-09-05 15:40:46

Increase in death rate caused by malaria is largely due to ignorance, people take malaria with levity, there have been a lot of enlightenment done by the government, people should realize malaria is deadly

Using of mosquito nets should be encouraged

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World Health Organization Says Malaria Still Remains Leading Cause of Death In Nigeria - By Friday Kuje Audu - 2019-09-05 15:42:40

Malaria is one of sign and symptoms of some disease in our body system it can killed, without you doing proper treatment it can result to death, I suggests that government should try build proper drainage, water channel that it will not stop while moving to avoid mosquitoes, when we experience stagnant water in our community or backyard we should please do away with it.

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World Health Organization Says Malaria Still Remains Leading Cause of Death In Nigeria - By Oluwatoyosi Dada - 2019-09-07 01:27:58

Individually we can help too but clearing the bushes in our environmentand also getting the mosquito net in order to prevent mosquito bites.Instead of doing self medication too we should rather go to the hospital and get tested so as to know if it's really malaria or typhoid cause their symptoms are almost the same.

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World Health Organization Says Malaria Still Remains Leading Cause of Death In Nigeria - By Oloruntobi Abiodun - 2019-09-07 18:20:29

Prevention is better cure, we blame our government for everything that happens but the fact still remains that we must learn to take care of surroundings ourselves, if the government refuse to do it and we continue to live in a dirty environment who will this affect? is it not we that lives there that we suffer it. 

Prevent malaria by keeping your environment clean from stagnant water.

Make sure the drainage system of your area is free flow of water.

Make your environment safe for you and your family. 

Dont wait for the government. 

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World Health Organization Says Malaria Still Remains Leading Cause of Death In Nigeria - By Damilola Bankole - 2019-09-11 19:14:56

It can be prevented my making sure our environments are clean.

Nigerians are fund of messing up things even though the place has be well and nearly constructed by the government. We should know government can help us do that

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World Health Organization Says Malaria Still Remains Leading Cause of Death In Nigeria - By Isomkwo Clement - 2019-09-15 15:28:35

To eradicate malaria in Nigeria the following needs to be practiced;

1. Clearing of bushes around the house

2. Draining of stagnant water around houses

3. Sleeping under insecticide treated nets

4. Netting of windows and doors

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World Health Organization Says Malaria Still Remains Leading Cause of Death In Nigeria - By Ariyo Dorcas - 2019-09-15 22:16:18

People should be made to keep clean environments and those who don't should be punished. Then rural areas should be targeted in an attempt to sensitize them about the causes, consequences and prevention of malaria.

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World Health Organization Says Malaria Still Remains Leading Cause of Death In Nigeria - By Light Udoyo - 2019-09-16 20:48:42

Nigeria should join other African countries like Ghana to inoculate Nigerians, especially the Nigerian children against malaria. I heard that the vaccine is out and that three Afrcan countries have used it.. .. l can only remember Ghana for now.                         Our government should rise up to this menace by budgeting more for the Heath sector. Drugs should be made available and affordable in our private hospitals. Doctors and nurses should be paid well and on time so that they can feel motivated to do their job. 

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World Health Organization Says Malaria Still Remains Leading Cause of Death In Nigeria - By Mary Ogbinya - 2019-09-18 07:51:40

I can't agree less..... Malaria looks common but it kills faster than every other sickness  you can think of if not treated immediately, and it also affect large amount of people considering the rate of mosquito bites we experience.

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World Health Organization Says Malaria Still Remains Leading Cause of Death In Nigeria - By James Emmanuel - 2019-09-18 10:46:11

1. Let the government work on our roads.

2. Let them take care of our sewage disposal.

3. Let them make all the malaria drugs available in all federal government hospitals.

4. Let them treat the air with chemicals suitable for it. 

This is my humble opinion. 

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World Health Organization Says Malaria Still Remains Leading Cause of Death In Nigeria - By Eso Olabode - 2019-09-18 16:57:42

Malaria isn't such a monster killer disease, the main problem is little or no treatment of the disease which can grow immune to anti malaria medications over time. I think the best way to curb this is by learning to prevent it in the first place.

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World Health Organization Says Malaria Still Remains Leading Cause of Death In Nigeria - By shafiu salihu - 2019-09-18 17:18:42

I'll say this is true..  Cause-of-death statistics help health authorities determine the focus of their public health actions. A country in which deaths from heart disease and diabetes rise rapidly over a period of a few years, for example, has a strong interest in starting a vigorous programme to encourage lifestyles to help prevent these illnesses. Similarly, if a country recognizes that many children are dying of pneumonia, but only a small portion of the budget is dedicated to providing effective treatment, it can increase spending in this area.

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World Health Organization Says Malaria Still Remains Leading Cause of Death In Nigeria - By TOCHUKWU KINGSLEY OKOYE - 2019-09-18 22:17:54

Malaria has been a terror to Africans at large really. We are an under developed country and as such we are still naive in the way we do some of the things concerning our health, forgetting that health is wealth. We must eradicate malaria or at least control it by using treated mosquito net. 

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World Health Organization Says Malaria Still Remains Leading Cause of Death In Nigeria - By Olaoye Boluwatife Samuel - 2019-09-22 12:40:52

Apart from the intervention of the government, we should also learn to keep our surroundings or environment clean. Have a hood drainage system preventing water logging by not blocking water paths with dirt.

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World Health Organization Says Malaria Still Remains Leading Cause of Death In Nigeria - By Adamu Aziz Audu - 2019-09-22 13:25:11

To my best of knowledge, the world health organization have to provide the necessary material for malaria such as mosquitoes net, malaria drugs, and we have to prevent ourselves from drinking water that was kept out without anything else cover on the water.

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World Health Organization Says Malaria Still Remains Leading Cause of Death In Nigeria - By Lawrence Iheke - 2019-09-26 05:37:37

WHO should also improve in providing most needed material or equipment to the less privileged people to save them from this dreadful disease and also we too should endeavor to keep our surroundings clean and make use or net

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World Health Organization Says Malaria Still Remains Leading Cause of Death In Nigeria - By Favour Onyenibedi - 2019-09-27 07:41:12

Malaria is caused by the bite of a female mosquitoes... It can be prevented by using mosquito nets. .malaria has killed many lives..i think more health centers should be built. So as to reduce it 

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World Health Organization Says Malaria Still Remains Leading Cause of Death In Nigeria - By Bruno Nnanna - 2019-09-27 23:03:24

This is because the rate at which mosquitoes reproduce is at a high rate due to our toxic wastes and the rest whereby this  mosquitoes transmitts malaria around Nigerians which mostly go untreated which often lead to death

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World Health Organization Says Malaria Still Remains Leading Cause of Death In Nigeria - By Bilya Musa - 2019-09-29 14:48:36

For me I keep thinking why do we keep fighting malaria, when we can fight the cause of malaria. Why not kill mosquito by disinfectant, we do that all around our environment where people leave. Then we fight the remaining malaria case.

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