Survey Reveals That Over 70% of Nigerians had malaria in 2012.

By on April 23, 2013

From a recent survey carried out in Nigeria recently, it has been revealed that over 70% of Nigerians had Malaria at least once  in 2012 and about 13 percent of them treat the ailment with local herbs like Agbo, Neem Leaves, Dongoyaro et.c.

From the survey, the result showed that 44 percent of respondents visit the hospital, while 38 percent simply buy medicine from the pharmacy or chemist, 13 percent make use of native herbs such as Dogonyaro, Agbo, Neem leaves and Lemon grass; while others said they do not use any medicine at all.

The report also showed that females are more likely to visit a hospital than males, as a greater proportion of male respondents simply visit the pharmacy or opt for native herbs than females.

The poll, 3rd in the NOI Polls Millennium Development Goals series, previously focused on rape (gender equality) and water & sanitation. From the results, it showed that 90 percent of the respondents agree that HIV/AIDS is a critical health challenge in Nigeria.

It is suggested that media and sensitisation programmes would increase awareness of HIV/AIDS within the populace. Also the use of treated mosquito net is recommended to help prevent malaria.

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