Nigeria is home to the highest number of global malaria cases and deaths. In 2019 the country reported over 83.4 million cases.
Malaria is transmitted all over the country year-round, with children under five, pregnant women, and internally displaced persons most likely to be affected.
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Your contribution will support indoor residual spraying (IRS) campaigns to prevent the presence of malaria-carrying mosquitoes in homes. It will also help our partners on the ground deliver disinfection kits to 100 health facilities.
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Hauwa is 25 years old and a mother to four children. She lives with her family in Bulabulin (Borno State), Nigeria. Like many people in her region, Hauwa is a malaria survivor.
Hauwa spoke with our partner on the ground in Borno State and recalled her experience with this deadly disease.
“Malaria makes our body weak. The fever takes over your whole body. Even talking becomes painful,” she explained.
“I remember waking up in the morning, everything else seems confusing. My husband was away from the house at work. My neighbors called him back and he found me laying on the floor.
I was told that it was malaria.”
In 2019, Nigeria reported over 83.4 million malaria cases.
Nearly one in four malaria cases worldwide occur in Nigeria.
Nigeria loses close to 100,000 people and 5% of its total Gross Domestic Product each year due to malaria.
97% are Nigerians are at-risk and it’s estimated 60% of all outpatient visits are due to malaria.
Malaria is the biggest cause of reported illnesses (44%) and deaths (34%) in Borno State.
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