Stakeholders have identified funding as one of the major challenges militating against the fight to eliminate malaria particularly in Sokoto state.
Nigeria is one of the five countries that accounted for nearly half of all malaria cases recorded in the world in twenty seventeen with twenty five percent of the global malaria cases recorded in Nigeria.
Despite the successes recorded in Sokoto state, officials of the Malaria Elimination agency say, funding is a major obstacle to efforts to eliminate malaria in the state. But despite the situation, the agency has managed to reduce the cases of malaria in the state.
World Health Organisation officials challenge media practitioners to participate actively in the fight against malaria and other child killer diseases
Chairman of the Sokoto state chapter of the Nigeria Union of Journalists called on residents to improve on their personal hygiene.
Calls were made to corporate organisations in Sokoto to support the fight against malaria, a disease identified as a major killer in Africa.