Nigeria, Sept. 12 -- The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Monday said malaria death rates in Nigeria dropped by 55 per cent between years 2000 and 2021.

The WHO Regional Director for Africa, Matshidiso Moeti, who made this known during the launch of the 2022 Nigeria Malaria Report in Abuja, said incidence recorded from malaria also dropped by 26 per cent within the same period.

Ms Moeti said although Nigeria accounted for about 27 per cent of the global burden of malaria cases, the country has made significant progress.

She noted that Africa carries a high proportion of the global malaria burden, accounting for about 95 per cent of all malaria cases, and 96 per cent of all malaria deaths in 2021.

"While Nigeria accounts for around 2...