Molecular biologist, Dr. Bamidele Iwalokun, advise Nigerians to urgently treat malaria attacks
Written by News Room on April 25, 2022
A molecular biologist, Dr. Bamidele Iwalokun, has advised Nigerians to urgently treat malaria attacks to prevent shortage of blood, cerebral malaria, acute respiratory distress syndrome and death.
Dr. Bamidele, who is also the Director, Central Research Laboratory at the Nigeria Institute of Medical Research, Lagos, gave the advice in an interview with newsmen to mark this year’s World Malaria Day.
He also called for the integration of malaria screening into COVID-19 screening at the port of entries into Nigeria to reduce the increasing burden of the disease.
World Malaria Day is observed every April 25, to encourage continued investment and sustained political commitment for malaria prevention and control.
Report says that the theme for this year’s commemoration is: “Harnessing innovation to reduce the burden of Malaria Disease and save life”.