Youth Empowerment and Development Initiative Hosts Malaria Football Tournament

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To commemorate the 2015 World Malaria Day, Youth Empowerment and Development Initiative (YEDI) will host a community tournament.

The tournament which has been tagged “ Kick Against Malaria Football Tournament” is in partnership with Special Olympics Nigeria and is targeted at fighting malaria using the power of football to convey the message. Powered by ExxonMobil and supported by Coca-Cola Nigeria, the event will hold on Friday May 1st, 2015 at St. Finbarr’s College, Akoka, Lagos, by 10am.

Statistics given by the World Health Organization (WHO) shows that 3.2billion people are at risk of the disease which results in over 198 million cases of Malaria and some 755,000 deaths every year; people living in poor countries are the most vulnerable. The statistics also show that in 2013 alone, an alarming ‘90% of the world’s Malaria deaths occurred in Africa and over 430,000 African children died before their fifth birthdays’.

Kick Against Malaria Football Tournament will feature free Malaria testing and treatment, free distribution of long lasting insecticidal treated nets, family health forum, health talk on Malaria, music and refreshment, among other activities.

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