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You're Invited: End Malaria World Festival 2018 (#EndMalaria2018)

 In commemoration of the World Malaria Day 2018, Divine Health and Good Society Foundation in collaboration with Rivers State University, Port-Harcourt, Nigeria, invites the general public to the biggest ever Malaria event in Nigeria "End Malaria World Festival" with the theme "Ready To Beat Malaria With ABCD Of Malaria" holding on the 24th & 25th of April 2018, at the Convocation Arena of the Rivers State University, Nkpolu, Port-Harcourt, Nigeria.

This epoch-making event is the first of its kind ever in the world and is aimed at creating a global awareness of the Malaria scourge in Nigeria and the efforts at combating it. Nigeria has the highest Malaria burden in the world. About 60% of all outpatient visits to hospitals in Nigeria are due to Malaria. This scourge accounts for 11% of all maternal deaths and 30% of all childhood deaths in Nigeria. Globally, Malaria kills a child every 2 minutes and about 500000 deaths annually.

Expected to participate in this event are the Federal Ministry Of Health, Rivers State Ministry Of Health, Healthcare professionals, Academia, Environmental Experts, Political, Religious, Traditional/Community Leaders, NGOS, Pharmaceutical Companies, Environmental Experts and Healthcare Personnel. Others include; Investors, Students, Businessmen and Women, over 5000 persons are expected in the two-day event with over a million others following via various online media platforms and YouTube. This festival would feature Malaria walk, lectures, Malaria panel, drug exhibitions, free Malaria tests/treatment, dramas and cultural displays. Expected to speak at the Event are Prof. Mrs. Ebong (Professor of Pharmacology) College of Health Sciences Uniport, Dr. Nwabueze Ebere Senior Lecturer and Head Malaria Entomology Research Laboratory Department of Animal and Environmental Biology Rivers State University, Professor Nduka Nsirim (Professor of Chemical Pathology) University Of Port-Harcourt, Dr. (Mrs) Dada Korubo (Consultant Hematologist UPTH), Dr. Chijioke Mbelu (Medical Director Newyou Wellness Hospital), Professor Blessing Didia VC Rivers State University and others. Awards of excellence would be given to deserving individuals, Institutions and Companies for their work and contributions in the fight against Malaria in Nigeria.

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