Most of the rural areas do not have access to good health care systems. Usually there are no accessible roads to the health centers, which in turn are poorly equipped and have inadequate drugs for malaria treatment. Drug resistant malaria is common and anti malarial drugs are becoming less effective as the plasmodium parasite develops resistance to affordable drugs.
This poses a serious threat to clinical management and treatment of malaria. People cannot afford anti-malarial drugs so they tend to self medicate with local herbs. Children wear little clothing during the day and at night due to heat and humidity, thus leaving their bodies exposed to mosquito bites. Rural dwellers cannot afford to purchase bed nets. Mud houses are poorly constructed and are surrounded by bushes. Water is collected from streams and wells and left standing in open clay pots since there are usually no running taps.
Recommendations to Control Malaria in Rural Nigeria Within the control strategy for malaria, a multi-dimensional approach is needed. Resources collected for a general malaria control fund could be used to implement some of these strategies.
Prudent Global Development Initiative team of mobile hospital are has being going round to the rural area where there is no health care facility spreading the awareness of malaria, distributing treated mosquitoes nets ,giving anti malaria drugs to those that were tested malaria positive by our team of mobile doctors mostly the destitute that cannot afford hospital bill, we are providing them with free treatment, to tackle the spread of malaria, join us today by become our volunteer or make material donation like treated mosquitoes nets or cash donation, no amount is too small or too big.