Tue, 14 Nov 2017 09:53 - Updated Tue, 14 Nov 2017 09:53
Over 40,000 cases of malaria recorded in Saurimo
Saurimo - At least 43,604 cases of malaria have been recorded in the last 10 months, against the 55,243 cases in the same period of last year in the municipality of Saurimo, northeastern Lunda Sul province.
Send by email
To share this news by email, fill out the information below and click Send
To report errors in the texts of articles published, fill out the information below and click Send
Cases of malaria in Saurimo
Photo: Fotos de Frank Beu
The information was released by the municipal director of Health, Joaquim Paulo Messene, stressing that there has been a drop in the case this year.
According to the official, the drop in cases of malaria recorded this year was the result of hard work undertaken by the local public health department in the communities, which included awareness lectures on the importance of prevention.
The official who would not say the number of deaths caused by malaria during the period being analysed, stressed that the disease worries the authorities and is a top priority on the department’s agenda.
He also explained that the cases of malaria are normally caused by the change of season and poor basic sanitary conditions in the neighborhoods, and urged people to avoid stagnant waters and waste.
Joaquim Messene also expressed concern about patients seeking assistance in hospitals in critical condition, often resulting in death.
However, he said the hospitals lack medicines for malaria and called for assistance from concerned authorities.
- 07/11/2017 16:19:44
Saurimo - At least 332 pets, amongst dogs, monkeys and cats, have been vaccinated from January to October this year against rabies in the eastern Lunda Sul province, Angop learnt Tuesday.
- 20/10/2017 16:56:45
Saurimo - The provincial director of the general hospital of Lunda Sul, Costa Samuquinda, Friday in Saurimo, appealed to families to collaborate in the donation of blood, aiming to contribute in the salvation of lives.
- 19/07/2017 17:21:11
Saurimo - The parents and guardians were advised Wednesday to discourage their daughters from practicing abortion to avoid serious risks, said the physician Hortencia Miguel.