The Federal University Lafia (FULafia) Health Centre in collaboration with Nasarawa State Ministry of Health celebrated the 2016 World Malaria Day with the theme: “End Malaria for good.”
The event, which featured paper presentations from medical personnel and others from outside the university, called for eradication of the disease from the face of the earth. Dr. Francis Bala Aku of the Nasarawa State Malaria Action Programmes (MAPs), in his lecture titled: “The need to combine effort and fight malaria in Nasarawa State,” described malaria as an economic scourge which effects were affecting the productivity of workers and, consequently, the socio-economic development of Nasarawa State.\
He pointed out that epidemic control, coordination and monitoring and evaluation of research would go a long way in combating malaria.
The Medical Director of FULafia, Dr. Agunede Sunday, in his welcome addressed, said the collaboration came at the time the state needed to end the scourge of malaria, adding that FULafia would always support the fight against malaria.