Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Malaria Kills 300,000 People Annually - Unicef

27 July 2011

Makurdi — The United Nations Children Fund, UNICEF, has said that of the yearly 800,000 global deaths from malaria infection, about 300,000 are Nigerians.

UNICEF added that over 97 per cent of the country's population are also at risk of the disease.

Chief of UNICEF Field 'A' Office, Enugu, Mr. Charles Nzuki, made this known while speaking with newsmen in Makurdi, Benue State.

Nzuki said that most of the victims were children below the age of five

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