PMB launches Nigeria End Malaria Council in Abuja

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President Muhammadu Buhari.

PMB launches Nigeria End Malaria Council in Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari (PMB) Tuesday launched the Nigeria End Malaria Council at the State House in Abuja, the nation’s federal capital territory.

The Council is expected to drive the federal government’s commitment to the fight to end malaria in the country.

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In attendance at the launch is the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, Chief of Staff to the President, Professor Ibrahim Gambari, and Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire among other ministers and top government officials.

Malaria is a life-threatening disease caused by parasites that are transmitted to people through the bites of infected female Anopheles mosquitoes. It is preventable and curable.

Globally, 40 countries and territories have been certified as malaria-free by the WHO.