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Malaria Day: Kano treats over 336 thousand cases in 4 months — Health Official

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Kano State Government says it had treated about 336,896 out of 378,561 confirmed malaria cases diagnosed in the first quarter.

Commissioner for Health, Dr Ibrahim Tsanyawa, made this known at a news conference in Kano on Monday to commemorate the World Malaria Day.

Tsanyawa, represented by Director, Primary Health Care of the Ministry Dr Ashiru Rajab, said that the cases were treated with free medications.

He said, out of the total cases diagnosed, there are 96 cases of mortality.

He also said that there had been reduction in the reported cases of malaria from 2021 to first quarter of 2022.

He said malaria remained an issue in the under-developed nations due to bad behaviours and attitudes towards sanitation and hygiene.

The commissioner urged residents to report cases to health facilities for early diagnosis and treatment.

He appealed to residents to desist from self-medication and ensure effective treatment of malaria cases at health facilities.

Reports say world Health Organization (WHO) set aside April 25 of every year as World Malaria Day.

It is a day to create awareness and also to assess and appraise efforts in malaria eradication

The theme of 2022 World Malaria Day is: “Advance Equity, Build Resilience, End Malaria’’.

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