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DRC begins campaign against malaria

Brazzaville, Dec 17 (Prensa Latina) Health authorities of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have started a domestic campaign to fight off malaria by distributing as many as 1.3 million mosquito nets, according to local press media.

The mosquito net distribution will be extended through December 27, as praised by Jean-Claude Moboussé, Director of the Brazzaville Department of Health Care and Services.

Malaria, one of the main causes of death in children under five, is a mosquito-borne disease, hence the need to deliver protective cloths as a measure to combat transmission.

UNICEF, on the other hand, is presently seeking to roll out ambitious plan to curb malaria spread in DRC by handing over 85,000 insecticide-impregnated mosquito nets in the western province of Bandundu.

Plus, UNICEF also developed awareness campaigns for the proper use of protective means to help mitigate, but do not completely eliminate the risks of the disease.

In the eastern province of Kwilu alone, 88,895 malaria cases were reported in 2020, including 128 deaths.


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