Nigeria has the largest population in Africa with more than 200 million people. About 40% of Nigerians survive on less than $2 per day. The poverty rate in the country has led to an increase in unhygienic living conditions. Poor standards of living contribute to outbreaks of diseases. Malaria in Nigeria is endemic and stands as a life-threatening condition. Bites from an infected mosquito transmit malaria to a living host. Malaria is one of the leading disease burdens with high fatality rates in the country. Globally, reports of 627,000 malaria-related deaths occurred out of 241 million malaria cases in 2020. Pregnant women and children who are younger than 5 risk contracting the disease. Several factors contribute to the prevalence of malaria in Nigeria.
According to the 2020 World Malaria Report, Nigeria had the highest number of global malaria cases (27% of global malaria cases) in 2019 and accounted for the highest number of deaths (23% of global malaria deaths).
Prevalence ranges from 16% in the South and southeast Zones to 34% in the North West Zone. In rural populations, prevalence is 2.4 times that in urban populations (31% vs. 13%) compared to the highest socioeconomic group, prevalence among children in the lowest socioeconomic group is seven times higher (38% vs. 6%)
A single mosquito bite is all it takes for someone to become infected. Malaria is a serious tropical disease spread by mosquitoes. If it isn’t diagnosed and treated immediately, it can be fatal. If you suspect you have malaria or that you’ve been exposed, you will need to see your pharmacist or doctor.
For effective treatment of Malaria, ask your Pharmacist or Doctor for FITAM or WELFAST!