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Outdated Drugs Slow Nigerian Malaria Treatmenti
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Heather Murdock
October 25, 2012 4:31 PM
A large percentage of people killed by malaria each year are in Nigeria, and the disease is the country’s number one killer of small children. Health officials say modern life-saving drugs are available but the widespread use of out-dated drugs on a resistant strain of malaria continues to cost lives. Heather Murdock has more for VOA from Sokoto and Zamfara States in Nigeria.

Outdated Drugs Slow Nigerian Malaria Treatment

Heather Murdock

Published October 25, 2012

A large percentage of people killed by malaria each year are in Nigeria, and the disease is the country’s number one killer of small children. Health officials say modern life-saving drugs are available but the widespread use of out-dated drugs on a resistant strain of malaria continues to cost lives. Heather Murdock has more for VOA from Sokoto and Zamfara States in Nigeria.