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Borno and WHO Partner to Control Seasonal Malaria Infection

Borno State government in Nigeria has partnered with the Federal Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization (WHO) & its partners to control seasonal malaria in the state. The partners deployed 8,000 community health workers to deliver prophylactic medicines for over two million children aged 3 and 59 months in the state.

Malaria accounts for more than half of the sicknesses and deaths recorded in children under 5 years, which increases between July and October, the peak transmission period. As part of the program also, there will be a door-to-door campaign, which is being implemented across 25 local government areas, in addition to community sensitization, risk communication, and social mobilization and referral of patients to secondary care. Read more here – https://www.afro.who.int/news/borno-who-and-partners-control-seasonal-malaria-infection-and-target-over-two-million-children