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Are We Winning The Fight Against Malaria?

There have been many reports about the morbidity and mortality of the dreaded malaria.

Just we are we in the ongoing fight against this man killer?

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i just think vaccines will be a more effective weapon against malaria. hoping there will be an effective one in the near future cause it surely will save lives

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The Malaria parasite is now becoming resistant to the ACTs! Many patients who take Artemether + Lumefantrine and the likes of it, rush back to the doctor complaining of relapse or recrudescense. God help us!

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Hmmmm, nna ee, the issue of Malaria in Nigeria (Africa) is becoming more prevalent than ever before.

The way am seeing it, Government are doing their best oo, but some bad eggs need to be flushed out of the Ministry/Department in other to get where we are going.

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You speak deep truth, as with all ailments in Nigeria, we only attack the symptoms and never care to eliminate the root cause.

Nigeria (africa's most populated) has the highest deaths by malaria for children under 5 yrs in the entire Africa (We love being number one for all the wrong reasons)

http://www.unicef.org/infobycountry/nigeria_statistics.html

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i think we will be winning the fight if an effective vaccine is developed and people are educated on how to protect themselves and those infected seek immediate treatment

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how do you expect pharmaceutical companies continue to run if a solution to malaria is found? malaria medication contributes a huge chunk of their profits you know?

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YES WE ARE!

The truth is we can record victory in the area of the general awareness on malaria. Almost everyone, in a rural or urban area must have heard about malaria, causes, and what to do to prevent malaria. Are people really willing to fight malaria?

Personally, i am so aware,iv taken steps against it and i cant remember the last time i had malaria, i think in 2006.

If am winning my own war against malaria, everyone should, am not even using mosquito net on my bed, just general hygiene.

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The thing keeps mutating and its getting harder and harder for drugs to fight it.

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Not at all.

many preventable deaths are still not been prevented, thus loss of lives

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fight against malaria? abi na defence from malaria attacks?

dat thing one day, if we keep proper records, we go discover say e don kill more people than tsunami for naija.

malaria causes all kinds of complications and its one of the diseases that is not effected by how healthy you are (just introduce a very healthy oyibo man to malaria).

we are not winning nathin, malaria is roaming town like a wounded lion. win ke. go collect your own helmet o!

i spray all this insecticides, keep my surroundings -at least the one within my immediate surrounding - clean. just open window for five minutes. vvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvm!

win ke! the half hearted efforts we make at exterminating mosquito's and malaria has helped both to recover quickly and adapt to our tactics which we are fast running out of.

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How can we win when the root cause is not adderessed.

if you look around our environment you will find open drainages, bushes etc. these are breeding places for mosquitoes.

a few recommendations are: 1) Provide proper drainages by constructing gutters with concrete slabs as covers

2) Cut the grasses or bushes around your houses

3) Fumigate your surrondings at least every three months.

it is not until we distribute malaria drugs or treated nets that malaria will go.\

my 2 cents sha

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i hope something gets done.

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The fight is very far from being won. As a matter of fact, malaria is gaining more grounds.

Just last week, 4 of my colleagues were hospitalized, They had malaria!

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