The chairman, Senate committee on health, senator Ibrahim Oloriegbe is asking the federal Government to leverage on the recently approved malaria vaccine by the World Health Organization(WHO ) and commence local production of malaria vaccine, which he says will help Nigeria to eradicates malaria
The federal lawmaker made the call during the launch of the book, “End Malaria” in Abuja.
Oloriegbe said one of the common killer of children and pregnant women in the country is malaria, as Nigeria is one of the countries with the highest burden of malaria in the world
According to the 2019 World malaria report, there were 229 million cases of malaria in 2019 alone, compared to 228 million cases reported in 2018.
While The estimated number of malaria deaths stood at 409, 000 in 2019, compared with 411, 000 deaths in 2018.