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NDDC leads battle towards Malaria, requires collaboration 

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The Niger Delta Development Commission has known as on all stakeholders within the area to accentuate efforts to rid the nation of malaria.

NDDC Managing Director, Dr Samuel Ogbuku, disclosed this through the Commission’s World Malaria Day Enlightenment Campaign in Akure, the capital of Ondo State.

Represented by the Executive Director of Corporate Services, Ifedayo Abegunde, the Commission’s MD famous that malaria kills sooner than HIV and AIDS, highlighting the necessity for an aggressive warfare towards malaria.

The Director of Corporate Affairs at NDDC, Pius Ughakpoteni, in a press release on Thursday, quoted Ogbuku as saying there’s an pressing must take extra decisive measures in addressing the issue.

He highlighted the NDDC’s dedication to making sure free and accessible healthcare within the area.

He mentioned, “Malaria is a significant public well being concern within the tropical space of the Sahara, and Nigeria has recorded about 68 million instances of malaria resulting in over 194,000 deaths. Therefore, there’s an pressing must take extra decisive measures in addressing the issue.

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“NDDC has lately performed a free medical outreach throughout the area the place over 20,000 sufferers benefited by free medical consultations, analysis, therapies, and even surgical procedures.

“It is our firm belief in NDDC that a more collaborative approach with relevant stakeholders would yield far-reaching results, especially in the quest to eradicate malaria from the region and Nigeria at large.”

The Executive Director of Corporate Services additional urged the individuals of the area to hunt medical consideration swiftly within the occasion of any signs.

Similarly, the Director of the Ondo State Office of the NDDC, Mr Victor Asonye, recommended the dedication of the present management of the Commission for offering a platform to sensitize the individuals on the causes, signs, and prevention of malaria.

Asonye mentioned, “The World Malaria Day Enlightenment Campaign is part of the NDDC’s efforts in addressing the healthcare needs of our people through the provision of timely sensitization and awareness.”

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