In celebration of World Malaria Day 2023, Market Doctor, in partnership with Shalina Healthcare, implemented a market clean-up at Ikosi market, Ketu, Lagos State, and conducted a boat clinic in a riverine community in Ojo LGA, Lagos State.
The market clean-up exercise was aimed at improving sanitation and preventing the breeding of mosquitoes, which are the vectors of malaria. Cleaning agents such as brooms and detergents were distributed to the market men and women who joined in the clean-up exercise. Free malaria drugs and mosquito repellents were also distributed.
The boat clinic was taken to a riverine community in Ojo LGA, Lagos State, to provide free malaria testing and treatment to the people of the community. Health education on proper environmental sanitation to prevent mosquitoes from breeding was also given. Free mosquito nets and mosquito repellents were also distributed in the community.
Malaria in Nigeria
Nigeria has the highest number of global malaria cases and deaths in the world. According to the 2021 World Malaria Report, Nigeria had 26.6% of global malaria cases and 31% of global malaria deaths in 2021. Nigeria also accounted for an estimated 54% of malaria cases in West Africa in 2021.
Market Doctor’s Commitment to Malaria Prevention and Control
Market Doctor is committed to malaria prevention and control in Nigeria. The organization has implemented a number of initiatives to achieve this goal, including:
Free malaria testing and treatment
Distribution of mosquito nets and mosquito repellents
Health education on malaria prevention
Market clean-ups to prevent the breeding of mosquitoes
Market Doctor’s celebration of World Malaria Day 2023 is a commendable effort to raise awareness of malaria and to provide essential services to people in need. The organization’s commitment to malaria prevention and control is helping to make a difference in the lives of Nigerians.
We encourage everyone to support Market Doctor’s work in malaria prevention and control. You can donate to the organization, volunteer your time, or simply spread the word about malaria awareness and prevention.