Do you know!
In 2009, about 3.3 billion people – half of the world’s population – were at risk of malaria? Every year, this leads to about 250 million malaria cases and nearly 800 thousand deaths. People living in the poorest countries are the most vulnerable.
World Malaria Day – which was instituted by the World Health Assembly at its 60th session in May 2007 – is a day to recognize the global effort to provide effective control of malaria. This is an opportunity:
- · For Nigeria and Africa to join in the fight against Malaria.
- · For Nigeria and other African countries to showcase her efforts and reflect on how to scale up what has worked in the fight against Malaria.
Theme song was composed by Cobhams and perfomed by Omawumi.