About Ned Nwoko Foundation
Ned Nwoko Foundation is a non-governmental organization founded and chaired by entrepreneur, philanthropist and former member of Nigeria’s Federal Parliament, Prince Ned Munir Nwoko.
Malaria is a very deadly infectious disease that has been afflicting mankind for thousands of years. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the annual prevalence rate of malaria infections was 219 million people worldwide as at the end of 2017. The statistics also shows that a staggering 3.2 billion people out of the world population of 7.2 billion face the risk of contracting malaria. It further reveals that annually, there are 584,000 deaths from malaria worldwide, with 90 percent of the deaths occurring in Africa. This is because the majority of infections in Africa are caused by plasmodium falciparum, the most dangerous of the four human malaria parasites. It is also because the most effective malaria vector – the mosquito Anopheles gambiae – is the most widespread in Africa and the most difficult to control.
To achieve a declaration of malaria free Nigeria and Africa by the World Health Organisation.
Partnership & Collaborations
Road to Malaria Eradication in Africa
THE ANTARCTICA EXPEDITION AND SIGNIFICANCE – First Black African to reach South Pole, Antarctica.
The malaria eradication campaign was flagged off via a symbolic expedition to Antarctica by Prince Ned Nwoko in January 2020. Antarctica is surrounded by a vast, unbroken, and dynamic body of water known as the Southern Ocean, which constitutes about 15% of the world’s total ocean surface. Prince Ned Nwoko made history as the first black African to ever get to the South Pole, Antarctica.