Nigeria’s Federal Government has hinted that in the near future, it would ban all mono-therapy drugs used in malaria treatment in Nigeria as they are no longer effective following resistance of the drugs by Nigerians.
The Minister of Health, Professor Oyebuchi Chukwu dropped the hint during a dinner with journalists held in Lagos. The dinner was part of activities commemorating World Malaria Day, which is marked April 25th every year. Mono-therapy malaria drugs contain only Artemisinin and are commonly used in treating malaria.
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