Guiding Principle

Own up to your land and wipe the vectors out from there

Goal

To accelerate elimination of malaria in Africa starting from Nigeria.

Objectives

To strengthen collaboration for malaria elimination in Africa.

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.
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Overview

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.

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Humans Killed Annually
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Project Outcome

To achieve a declaration of malaria free Nigeria and Africa by the World Health Organisation.

Partnership & Collaborations

Federal Ministry of Health
Federal Ministry of Environment

Burden of Malaria in Africa

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Road to Malaria Elimination

THE ANTARCTICA EXPEDITION AND SIGNIFICANCE – First Black African to visit South Pole

The malaria elimination campaign was flagged off via a symbolic expedition to the Antarctica by Prince Ned Nwoko in January, 2020. The 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’s made history as the first black African to ever visit the South Pole.

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