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Combating malaria in rural Nigeria

Oriaku, Kelechi (2015) Combating malaria in rural Nigeria. Master Essay, University of Pittsburgh.

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Malaria remains a disease of great public health significance in many parts of the world despite being totally preventable and curable. According to 2013 estimates by Federal Ministry of Health of Nigeria, the disease is estimated to cause an annual financial loss of about by 132 billion Naira (approximately $1 billion) and contributes immensely to the cycle of poverty in the country. The disease burden is disproportionately borne by the rural population. The national program for malaria control in Nigeria faces significant operational challenges that limit the effectiveness and impact of the program’s activities. Several challenges interfere the reach and implementation of the program, as well as the ability of the program adjust its strategies to address the ever-changing disease dynamics. This paper lists proven strategies and tools that can strengthen the national malaria program. The recommendations outlined, however, acknowledges the demands on the country’s resources and calls for greater political will in combatting the disease.


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Item Type: Other Thesis, Dissertation, or Long Paper (Master Essay)
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Oriaku, Kelechikmo48@pitt.eduKMO48
ContributionContributors NameEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairTerry, MarthaMATERRY@pitt.eduMATERRYUNSPECIFIED
Committee MemberBetru, YoditYKB2@pitt.eduYKB2UNSPECIFIED
Date: 23 November 2015
Date Type: Submission
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Graduate School of Public Health > Behavioral and Community Health Sciences
Degree: MPH - Master of Public Health
Thesis Type: Master Essay
Refereed: Yes
Date Deposited: 19 May 2016 21:23
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2022 10:56


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