Malaria Campaign Saving Young Lives in Nigeria
In Borno State, the number of malaria cases and deaths has soared, particularly among young children. WHO recently launched a special campaign aimed at rapidly reducing the malaria burden among children under 5 years of age. Dr Pedro Alonso, Director of the WHO Global Malaria Programme, explains.
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WHO's health emegency teams are supporting the effort by Who's polio vaccinators to reach the venerable children by procuring, airlifting and distributing the monthly rounds of monthly malarial medicines.