Nigeria Health minister, Dr Osagie Ehanire has said the country needs over one trillion naira to effectively combat malaria.
Ehanire, disclosed this on Friday at a news conference in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
“The implementation of the new strategic plan will cost N1.89 trillion; about N352 billion is required for the year 2021 programme implementation,” he told reporters ahead of the World Malaria Day scheduled to hold on Sunday.
“The theme of this year’s commemoration is Zero Malaria – Draw the Line Against Malaria, and the slogan ‘Stand Up, Take Action’ which is to empower communities in various countries to take ownership of preventing malaria and providing proper care and treatment to those in need, are germane.” He added.
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