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World Malaria Day: LAPO Sensitizes Over 200,000 Community Members

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World Malaria Day:  LAPO Sensitizes Over 200,000 Community Members 

Lift Above Poverty Organisation (LAPO) has worked assiduously in target communities to ensure that malaria-related deaths are reduced in Nigeria.

At a health sensitization campaign held to commemorate the 2021 World Malaria Day in Abuja, the organisation reaffirmed its commitment to ensuring a ‘healthy society by testing for malaria and sensitizing 250 community members on prevention.

Executive Director, Dr Honestus Obadiora emphasized that malaria is preventable if people have the right information, adding that in 2020, malaria was responsible for over 384,000 preventable deaths in African.

Dr Obadiora enjoined community members and stakeholders to work together to achieve ‘zero malaria’ through preventive mechanisms such as ensuring a clean environment, using insecticide-treated nets and making sure that stagnant water within and outside the home are covered.

He said the malaria control activities of the organisation are aimed at reducing the effect and socio-economic burden of the disease on national economic development and advised people with symptoms to see a doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment.

Over 200,000 viewers were sensitized with our Bridging-the-Gap programme aired on Independent Television, as a part of the 2021 World Malaria Day celebration with the theme, “Zero Malaria: Draw the Line Against Malaria.”

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