Nigeria must invest more in research and incorporate World Health Organisation-recommended interventions to eliminate malaria.
In the ongoing arms race to kill off mosquitoes that spread malaria, researchers have modified a naturally occurring fungus that kills mosquitoes with a deadly toxin to wipe out these insects faster.
The fight against malaria needs scientific innovation. But community buy-in is just as important.
South Africa is piloting a new technique as it drives to eliminate malaria.
Baringo county and other areas on the western side of Kenya are struggling to reduce their seasonal malaria caseloads.