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WHO, Yobe target one million kids for malaria treatment

By Njadvara Musa, Damaturu
04 November 2021   |   2:43 am
The World Health Organisation (WHO) and Yobe State Primary Healthcare Management Board (YPHMB) are targeting one million children for anti-malarial therapy.

[FILES] A mother protecting her child from mosquitoes with the net.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) and Yobe State Primary Healthcare Management Board (YPHMB) are targeting one million children for anti-malarial therapy.

The kids, between three and 59 months old from 17 local councils, are to be administered seasonal malaria chemoprevention drugs.

While flagging off the therapy yesterday in Damaturu, the Director for Immunisation and Disease Control, YPHMB, Dr. Umar Chiroma, disclosed that the anti-malarial therapy was approved and supported by WHO to save lives.

According to him, exercise can prevent children from contracting malaria.