Simple ways to protect yourself from Malaria in Nigeria
You have probably heard this saying a countless number of times “Prevention is better than cure”. This is 100 percent true.
Taking a preventive approach to your health through healthy lifestyle habits would save you time, stress, and money in the long run. Nothing keeps the doctor way more than an apple a day.
You do not have to wait to experience the symptoms of diseases before you pay attention to your health.
With this in mind, here are 5 top tips you can practice daily to help you prevent Malaria – the 2nd leading cause of deaths in Africa;
- Ensure your residence has effective air conditioning and/or screening on doors and windows. If this isn’t possible, make sure the doors and windows close properly
- Always sleep under an intact mosquito net that’s been treated with the appropriate amount of insecticide
- Use insect repellent on your skin and in sleeping environments. The most effective repellents contain diethyltoluamide (DEET) and are available in sprays, roll-ons, sticks and creams.
- Wear light, loose-fitting trousers rather than shorts, and wear shirts with long sleeves. This is particularly important during the early evening and at night, when mosquitoes prefer to feed.
- Ensure you keep a clean environment. Mosquitoes are often found to breed in dirty and waterlogged environments