Michael Segun Bolarinwa Batto
a wise saying go thus:"he who wear the shoe know where it pinches". In 2009 while undergoing my National Youth Service Corps (NYSC);a one -year youth programme for all graduates of tertiary institutions in Nigeria in service of their fatherland,I had malaria which almost made me lose my life. Two doses of injections were administered to me in the morning and evening for three consecutive days. The pain I underwent inspired me to donate insecticide-treated-mosquito nets to the Community Hospital in the locality I resided. In partnership with my colleagues ,I embarked upon environmental sanitation to clear bushes and stagnant drainages which is a breeding ground for malaria parasites namely Plasmodium falciparum, Plasmodium ovale, Plasmodium vivax and Plasmodium malariae of which Plasmodium falciparum is the deadliest. The infant mortality rate in Africa; most especially in my country, Nigeria, is alarming. I key into the vision of the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 6 to end the malaria scourge by 2015 which is attainable. I am a champion in the fight against malaria.