The US ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Stuart Symington, said the united states has contributed $495m for malaria control in Nigeria since 2011.
Mr. Symingyon disclosed this in a piece, titled ‘US salutes health champions in Nigeria leading efforts to end malaria”, to commemorate the world malaria day.
He said the global community had achieved remarkable success, adding that malaria mortality had been cut by half in Sub-Saharan Africa, with over seven million lives saved since 2000.
According to him, fighting malaria is a smart investment to protect health, create opportunity, and foster growth and security worldwide.
He reaffirms the commitment of the United States to continuing this global progress and ending malaria in Nigeria.