Global Malaria Control: Nigeria, other African countries get wake-up call
…Must work at community level to control disease Recently, the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) and Malaria No More programme selected some journalists to participate in “Covering the Fight to Eradicate Malaria: A Fellowship for U.S. and International Journalists, ” in Thailand and Cambodia. Among the nine journalists who were selected, eight of them that participated to tour the two countries returned enthused with the on-going multi-level malaria research and development to ensure innovation and fight drug-resistance parasite. The journey took them to key research centres, clinics in both countries and as far asThai-Myanmar border to visit the Shoklo Malaria Research Unit (SMRU) clinic. CHIOMA UMEHA, (HEALTH EDITOR, NEWSWATCH TIMES), who represented African journalists in the premier fellowship, reports that African countries, especially Nigeria is behind the global race to eradicate malaria in view of on-going research in the two countries.