Africa Fighting Malaria News | ‘Why we must expand indoor residual spraying to tackle malaria’Posted: February 21, 2013
Known to many as “Mama Malaria,” Chioma Amajoh has spent more than 30 years advocating for malaria control and elimination in Nigeria. She developed a passion for malaria control while working on her graduate thesis on the tropical disease. Shortly after graduation, Amajoh found a position working on a malaria control project at the Ministry of Health, where she continued to move up the ranks over the course of her career. She recently retired from her position as the National Coordinator of the National Malaria Control Programme in Nigeria. However, she remains active in the Roll Back Malaria Vector Control Working Group and consults for the World Health Organisation. Amajoh tells Africa Indoor Residual Spraying Programme (AIRS) what she has accomplished working with AIRS and why she believes Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS) is central to Nigeria’s strategy for eliminating malaria.