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Nigeria: ‘Half of World Population At Risk of Malaria’

| May 11, 2012 More

Bauchi โ€” Hajiya Saadatu Uba Ringim, the director of Tship, a Non-governmental Organization (NGO) on heath care in Bauchi State has said that 3.3 billion people, who roughly represent half of the world population are at the risk of contracting malaria.

Ringim, who said this while presenting a paper at the third year anniversary of A. D. Rufa’I Foundation yesterday, said children, pregnant women and people living with autoimmune disorders such as HIV/AIDS are more vulnerable to the disease.

She maintained that malaria is the fifth cause of deaths in the world. She said at the moment, malaria accounts for nearly 110 million clinically diagnosed cases per year. Ringim added that malaria is the major killer disease for children under the age of five.

Category: Bauchi State News

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