ABUJA—A new survey on malaria prevalence among Nigerian children has revealed that four out of every 10 have malaria. The survey conducted in 2010 by the National Malaria Control Programme, NMCP, and released in ...
The survey conducted in 2010 by the National Malaria Control Programme, NMCP, and released in Abuja, yesterday, said the current ratio of malaria infection translates into 42% of Nigerian children that are infected with malaria.
The survey also indicated that the prevalence increased with age and decreased with wealth.
Dr. Olusola Oresanya of NMCP said: “Tests for malaria parasites were conducted on children aged six to 59 months in 6,197 households across the six geo-political zones of the country.
“Results showed that children tended to have malaria as they grew in age, but were less susceptible if their families were of better socio-economic status or lived in urban areas.”