Nigeria's Minister For Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire Disclosed That Nigeria Needs Over A Trillion Naira To Effectively Tackle Malaria.
He made this known on Friday , the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
In the course of a news conference in Abuja, Osagie explained that Nigeria Needs more than N350 billion naira to fight the disease in 2021 alone.
The implementation of the new strategic plan will cost N1.89 trillion;
N352 billion or thereabout is required for the year 2021 programme implementation,” he stated.
The World Malaria Day is therefore scheduled to hold on Sunday. With the theme; Zero Malaria – Draw the Line Against Malaria, and the slogan is; ‘Stand Up, Take Action’.
This is to empower communities in various countries to take ownership of preventing the diseaseand provide proper care and treatment to those in need.
Ehanire however, acknowledged that the Federal Government does not have the adequate amount required to fight the disease this year. This is due to the prevailing economic circumstances occasioned by the coronavirus pandemic.
He, therefore, called on the private sector, various corporate organisations, and patriotic individuals to support the government to tackle malaria.