Why Malaria Cases Keep Increasing

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National Coordinator, Civil Society in Malaria Control, Immunisation and Nutrition, Mr Ayo Ipinmoye, says empirical evidence has shown that malaria drugs are effective in combating the disease.

Ipinmoye told the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in Abuja that the lack of adherence to drug prescriptions, poverty level and lifestyle were responsible for increase in malaria cases.

He explained that the inability of some persons to strictly adhere to dosage of drugs intake was part of the reasons for incurable state of malaria.

He added that “when some patients are supposed to take two drugs at a time, they instead take one which is part of the reasons.

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“Some just because of financial paucity cannot buy quality drugs but cheaper and ineffective ones that cannot cure the disease,” he said.

The ACOMIN Coordinator, who reiterated his confidence in the efficacy of malaria drugs, blamed the resurfacing of the disease on lifestyle.

According to him, some persons including me like sitting out at night before going to bed and it is within that time that mosquito bites.

Ipinmoye, however, called on government at all levels to invest in the fight against malaria to totally contain the disease.

He said that the number of mosquitoes in the society outnumber the number of efforts being put in place.

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The ACOMIN boss therefore said that reducing the level of malaria in the society was key to ending malaria by avoiding stagnant water and dirty environments always.

NAN reports that recently, there were reports of alleged malaria drugs resistance thereby making the disease seemingly incurable.

(NAN)

 

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