A body of scientists in Federal University Oye Ekiti under the name Laboratory of Modelling in Infectious Diseases and Applied Sciences (LOMIDAS) in collaboration with Ekiti State Disease Prevention and Control Unit (ESDPC) held a one-day commemoration event of the world malaria day which usually come up on 25 April, every year.

In his address, Vice Chancellor's representative, Professor R.A. Omolehin expressed appreciation to the organisers of the programme for deeming it necessary to commemorate world malaria day with the university. The deputy vice chancellor urged all stake-holders involved in the fight against malaria in the state to employ more collaborative efforts towards combating the endemic disease.

Dr. H.I. Okoh, who opened the presentation aspect of the event, gave a general overview of malaria, pinpointing its menace to human life. On what you need to know about malaria, the speaker posited that malaria is a life threatening disease caused by plasmodium parasite. These parasites are transmitted from an individual to another through the bite of a female anopheles mosquito.

The highlights of the whole presentation included world malaria facts as published in health journal of 2015 among which are, causes of malaria, malaria myths, malaria diagnosis, symptoms, treatment and control as well as who is at risk of malaria?.

It was also disclosed in 2015 that malaria occurs in over 106 countries worldwide including Sub Saharan Africa (SSA) with an estimated 212 million reported cases of malaria related issues globally and over 438,000 death occurrences. He stated that 90% of the deaths attributed to malaria occurred in Sub Saharan Africa. Also, 78% of these deaths occurred in children under the age of 5 while 35% of malaria deaths occurred in just two countries; Nigeria and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Thus, Nigeria bears one of the highest burdens of malaria disease accounted for in SSA.

Further speaking, the key note speaker revealed that malaria could spread without a mosquito and that there could be a transmission from mother to an unborn child which is called ( c o n g e n i t a l m a l a r i a ) . Unsterilized needles, unscreened blood transfusion and use of unhygienic medical equipment

were all traceable factors for contracting malaria. Symptoms of malaria vary from incessant headache, f ever, nausea, vomiting, chills, sweating, dry cough and spleen enlargement.

However, malaria could be t r e a t e d w i t h t h e o r a l administration of Artemisinin based Combination Therapy(ACT) as currently recommended by the World Health Organisation While prevention of malaria could simply involve factors such as sleeping under insecticidal treated nets, use of repellent creams, use of indoor residual sprays and destroying mosquito breeding site. Earlier on, Dean, Faculty of Science, Prof. Sylvia Uzochukwu had commended the LOMIDAS model group for coming up with such drive to help combat the menace of malaria. She had equally called for more concerted efforts from interest groups in the fight against Malaria. Other stake holders at the event include; Manager, Ekiti State Malaria Elimination Programme, Mrs. Awe Olubunmi, Dr. Ademilade from Federal Teaching Hospital, Ido, Ekiti State, Deputy Dean, Faculty of Science, Dr. Oyedeji, HOD Micro Biology, Prof. Bryan Ogeneh, Head of Department, Animal & Environmental Biology, Dr. Agbon, HOD Maths Dept, Dr. E.A. Abolami, and LOMIDAS Organisers Group, Dr. Emmanuel Bakare, Mr. Elisha Are, Mr. Hamed Magaji and Mr. Samuel Osayinlusi.

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