As the world grapples with the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, experts have warned that malaria infection is increasingly responsible for Nigerians dying from the pandemic and vice-versa, since about 97 per cent of the population is at risk of the mosquito-borne infection.
The new coronavirus pandemic could severely disrupt access to anti-malaria nets and drugs in sub-Saharan Africa, the World Health Organization said Thursday, warning that malaria deaths risked doubling if efforts are not urgently scaled up.
As part of activities to commemorate the World Malaria Day, Prominent media personality, Adekeye Esther in collaboration with Nigerian National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP), has led campaign against malaria. In a tweet-chat which attracted thousands of audience, Esther who is also known as Cute Kimani maintained that malaria does not just ‘subside’, which she said…
There are strong indications that healthcare systems across the world may cave in and prove incapable of handling and managing the Coronavirus disease, should there continue to be a large influx of patients with severe cases in health facilities.