Ebonyi State government on Thursday said that
about 96,000 residents across the 13 local
government areas of the state were affected
annually by malaria scourge.
The state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Sunday
Nwangele, made this known while briefing
journalists in Abakaliki, the state capital.
The brief was part of activities marking the 2013
World Malaria Day in the state.
Nwangele stated that the statistics of infected
persons were derived from reported cases of the
disease in the state.
The Health commissioner was represented at the
press brief by the Director, Hospital Services
Management Board of the state the Ministry of
Health, Dr. Gabriel Onwe.
He also stated that the state government had
invested huge funds into the Roll Back Malaria
Programme so as to ensure that cases of malaria
were tackled effectively.