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Wed, 08 Aug 2018 18:27 - Updated Wed, 08 Aug 2018 18:26

Malaria claims over 100 lives in six months

Soyo - A total of 27 malaria deaths were reported from January to June this year by health authorities in the province of Zaire, in a universe of 81,607 cases of malaria diagnosed in this period, Angop learnt on Wednesday in Soyo from a hospital source.

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Zaire: João Miguel Paulo - Director of Provincial Health Office

Photo: João F. Cuti

According to the director of the provincial health department, João Miguel Paulo, in statements to Angop, there was a decrease in malaria and deaths from this disease compared to the first half of 2017, but without releasing statistical data.

Children between the ages of five and 14 were the most affected by the disease, according to the director, who spoke on the sidelines of the visit to Soyo municipality, by the regional director of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) John Groarke.

He said that his sector was concerned about the target group of children under five, and therefore called on local communities, humanitarian organizations and the media to work together to promote prevention of this evil.

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