The Ambassador of the United States of America to Nigeria, Stuart Symington said the United States contributed $495m for malaria control in Nigeria since 2011.
This statement was made by Symington in a pice titled, ‘US salutes health champions in Nigeria leading efforts to end malaria, to commemorate the World Malaria Day.
He said, “On World Malaria Day, the United States is proud to recognise our partnership with Nigeria and support your fight to beat this deadly disease.
“We salute all Nigeria’s health champions — from health workers to mothers, pharmacists to drivers, journalists to researchers, teachers to warehouse managers — and all those working to end malaria.”
“In Nigeria, the United States has contributed $495m for malaria control since the US President’s Malaria Initiative began in 2011, distributing more than 26 million long-lasting insecticidal bed nets, 23 million malaria rapid diagnostic test kits, 52 million treatment courses, and 14 million doses of medication to prevent malaria in pregnancy.
“As we commemorate World Malaria Day on April 25, we celebrate this success. As the world’s leading donor in global health, the United States is committed to working with our partners to intensify efforts to end malaria for good.”