Malaria Kebbi official urges public support in fight against disease

A Kebbi state health official, Alhaji Musa Dangana, has urged the public to engage in self sponsored projects in a bid to tackle malaria.

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Some 214 million cases of malaria were reported worldwide last year, killing 438,000 people, mainly in Africa, according to the World Health Organization play

Some 214 million cases of malaria were reported worldwide last year, killing 438,000 people, mainly in Africa, according to the World Health Organization

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Alhaji Musa Dangana, Director of Health, Kebbi State Urban  Development Authority, has called for public support for government in the fight against malaria and other related diseases.

Dangana made the called in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Birnin Kebbi on Thursday.

He advised people to engage in self-help projects to complement government’s efforts in the fight against malaria and other related diseases.

According to him, people should keep their environment clean because dirty environment with stagnant water attract mosquitoes.

”The kind of environment you live in can determine your likelihood of getting infected with malaria and increase the frequency with which you are infected with diseases,”  Dagana said.

He urged people to desist from the habit of dropping waste into drains to avoid blockages during rainy season.

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