Malaria Epidemic: ACPN Urges Vigilance, Hails Potential of New Vaccine

By Jemimah Wellington, JKNMedia Reporter

HIGHLIGHTING the gravity of the malaria situation in Nigeria, the Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria (ACPN) underscores the alarming figures ─ 68 million reported cases and 194,000 deaths ─ as disclosed by the World Health Organization (WHO)’s 2022 report on Malaria in Nigeria.

Chairperson of ACPN, Benue State Chapter, Mrs. Chioma Idoko, emphasizes the significant public health challenge posed by the disease across the nation.

In statement issued in Makurdi, Mrs Idoko stresses the urgent need for concerted efforts to address the prevalent scourge of malaria.

She acknowledges the pivotal role of community pharmacists as frontline healthcare providers, uniquely positioned to engage in the prevention, control and treatment of malaria

In a statement issued in Makurdi, Idoko stresses the urgent need for concerted efforts to address the prevalent scourge of malaria, acknowledging the pivotal role of community pharmacists as frontline healthcare providers, uniquely positioned to engage in the prevention, control, and treatment of malaria, owing to their expertise in medication engagement.

Expressing optimism amidst the grim statistics, Idoko lauds the development of malaria vaccine, viewing it as a potential game-changer in the ongoing battle against the disease if Nigeria.

Drawing parallels with other vaccines that have undergone rigorous screening and certification processes, she asserts confidence in the efficacy of the malaria vaccine to significantly mitigate the impact of the disease, thereby curbing its mortality rate and fostering public health advancement.

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