5,000 Bauchi pregnant girls report rise in malaria assault

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The rising instances of malaria amongst pregnant girls have elevated to over 5000 in Bauchi State.

The Bauchi State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Adamu Umar Sambo disclosed this in commemoration of the 2024 World Malaria Day.

He stated the state authorities is working laborious to curb the growing price of malaria amongst pregnant girls.

Speaking on behalf of the Commissioner, Director Malaria Control of BACATMA, Hassan Baba Misau, stated, “Malaria among pregnant women in the state has increased from 4,935 in 2023 to 5,216 in March 2024.

“Malaria cases in under five years have dropped from 23,536 to 21, 535, and in the age groups above five years, the numbers have also dropped from 34,209 to 31,720 from last year to this year.”

Sambo stated the Bauchi State Agency for the Control of HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Leprosy and Malaria, BACATMA, in collaboration with the Malaria Consortium and different companions was working to tame the prevalence of malaria.

He maintained that the annual commemoration of WMD supplies an avenue to showcase successes and challenges within the combat towards malaria within the state.

According to him, “the challenges being encountered are receiving committed attention from the state government and partners working in the health sector to reverse the trend.”

The commissioner assured that the Bauchi State Ministry of Health will proceed to work in Synergy with BACATMA and different companions to combat towards malaria within the state.

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He added that the state authorities by way of BACATMA has created an enormous consciousness marketing campaign on malaria and educated numerous cadres of well being personnel on correct analysis and therapy of malaria in each private and non-private well being sectors.

While acknowledging assist by the event companions, the commissioner known as for extra assist in that regard.

On his half, the Executive Secretary of BACATMA Dr. Sani Mohammed Damban famous that loads has been achieved within the combat towards malaria.

He pointed on the huge assist of worldwide companions, civil society organisations, and the media within the marketing campaign to mitigate malaria and different communicable ailments in Bauchi State and the nation at giant.

Commenting by way of a goodwill message on the the Malaria Consortium, a consultant of a world accomplice, Indo Rabo Ibrahim appreciated the State Government for creating the enabling setting for her organisation to implement its intervention in the direction of decreasing instances of malaria within the state.

Rabo knowledgeable that “this yr is concentrating on 2 million youngsters below the seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention, SMC Programme.

“To obtain the set goal, we engaged and educated 2000 ad-hoc employees that can be going from house-to-house, giving free anti-malaria medicine for kids aged 3-9 months.

Arewa PUNCH gathered that the theme of this yr’s World Malaria Day is ‘’Time to Zero Malaria: make investments, innovate and Implement.’’



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