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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

If perhaps you notice symptoms of Malaria, do not self-medicate, but rather talk to a medical doctor or a pharmacist for the right antimalarial prescription.

Stay Healthy!

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