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Abia First Lady Raises Alarm Over Rising Malaria Infections

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Mrs Precillia Otti who is the Wife of Abia State Governor has asserted that the high rate of malaria infection in the state calls for concern and immediate action from everyone. 

Speaking at the commemoration of the 2024 World Malaria Day in Umuahia, she assured that with collaborative efforts, the trend would change.

I can assure you that by the time we commemoration next year’s edition, the state would have shed this label. We will labour tirelessly round the clock to achieve this goal.

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“We will initiate the distribution of insecticide- treated mosquito nets and engage in vigorous enlightenment campaigns, especially in our rural areas.

“The theme, “Accelerating the fight against malaria for a more equitable world,” calls for renewed and vigorous commitment to the fight against malaria,” she said.
She said health centers in various local governments in the state were receiving more attention from the government, describing it as an added advantage.

Mr. Patrick Adah who is the country director of PanAfricare Nigeria, said malaria constitutes a major public health problem in the country.

“Up to 97% of the country’s over 200 million persons are estimated to be at the risk of the disease,” he said, assuring of the commitment of the organization to fight it.

In another report, the Abia State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has expressed “deep sadness” over the killing of an Aba-based businessman by a trigger-happy police officer.

The Eastern Updates recalls that Mr. Emmanuel Okocha died last weekend at a hospital in Aba after succumbing to mortal wounds from bullets fired by a policeman identified as Corporal Obagi Njok.

The victim was said to have been shot on April 17, 2024, at a police checkpoint in front of Abayi Girls Secondary School on Aba-Owerri Road, Aba.

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