Fact Sheet | April 30, 2018
Nigeria Malaria Brief
Nigeria has the highest burden of malaria in the world. About 97 percent of the population is at risk of malaria transmission all year round. In 2016, Nigeria accounted for 27 percent of the 216 million malaria cases worldwide, and 30 percent of the 445,000 malaria deaths reported globally. The disease overburdens the already weakened health systems with nearly 60 million cases yearly.