Curbing Malaria is Key to Nigeria’s MDG Success

Nigeria can meet the 2015 deadline of the Millennium Development Goals if the country is successfully purged of malaria, Nigerian Health Minister Linus Awute said during a recent Roll Back Malaria meeting in Abuja. Awute explained that malaria has been costing the country a lot of development money because the disease promotes absenteeism among workers, and treatment entails a huge amount of money, the Daily Trust reports.

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    Ivy Mungcal

    As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.