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2017 World Malaria Day

2017 World Malaria Day

In honor of #WorldMalariaday, which is an international observance commemorated every year on 25 April and recognizes global efforts to control malaria-Wikipedia, Special Olympics hosted an event to support the cause. 


Special Olympics is committed to #EndMalaria and has partnered with Exxon Mobil to ensure that Malaria is no longer. This year, the event was held on the 29th of April 2017.

The turnout of the event was great. Athletes, partners and their family members came to learn more about Malaria, the causes and how to prevent it.  Everyone also had the chance to get tested for both Malaria and HIV.

Malaria test was made compulsory for every athlete and partner as it is a disease that Special Olympics and many other companies are working tirelessly to eradicate. Malaria medications were given to those who tested positive to malaria, while mosquito nets were given to those who live in areas that have a wide spread of malaria.

There were sessions held, and attendees were given the opportunity to ask questions, and lay out their fears concerning issues with malaria.

 A Unified soccer competition between the hospital team and the Malaria team was on the schedule for the day as it is a sport that brings everyone together. The hospital team won (2-0).                        

It was a wonderful event as everyone was delighted to learn more about malaria prevention, and eager to be educated and tested.

Special Olympics Nigeria was pleased to host this event in partnership with Exxon Mobil.

 
To view the pictures from this event, click here

 

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