It is well: Over 96,000 people are affected with Malaria in Ebonyi.

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.

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