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Malaria has long-term impacts globally-US Embassy

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This is the rarest of all the malaria types and is mostly found in Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria and the tropical West African region with the Symptoms of  fatigue.
This is the rarest of all the malaria types and is mostly found in Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria and the tropical West African region with the Symptoms of fatigue.

MONROVIA, LIBERIA-The United States Embassy has hinted: “ridding the world of the scourge of malaria will have long-term and transformative impacts across the globe.”

The Charge D’Affaires of the United States Embassy, Sheila Paskman,said, if this is done, it will save millions of lives and generates trillions of additional economic outputs.

She said: “The increasing access to health services for the poor is sound and sustainable investment to bring great economic returns.” The U.S. Embassy official made the assertions during the official celebration of World Malaria Day recently held in Monrovia.

Ambassador Paskman disclosed that the United States has scaled up programs to train community health workers to enable them provide treatment for malaria and other childhood illnesses.

She noted that such training will also provide them improved access to care for people having limited opportunities to seek such services at health facilities.

“The reduction and elimination of malaria is critical to achieving the nation's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),”the U.S. Ambassador emphasized.

This will help advance development efforts by reducing school absenteeism, fighting poverty and increasing gender parity to improve maternal and child health, Madam Paskman also noted.

“Malaria is a seriouslife-threatening risk, including maternal anemia, miscarriage, premature birth, stillbirth, and low birth weight in newborns for pregnant women and their children.”

Madam Paskman stressed: “Success during the next three to five years in Liberia and across other endemic countries, is crucial to putting the world on a trajectory towards the long-term vision to eradicate malaria for good.”

 


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