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WHO supports fight against malaria outbreak in Haiti

Port-au-Prince, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) The World Health Organization (WHO) supports the fight against malaria in Haiti, where today there is fear that the disease could spread nationwide and to neighboring territories.

Through its logistic platform called Promess, the WHO launched several actions in four communes of the South Department.

These structures, in coordination with the local health authorities, are distributing as quickly as possible the essential products to fight this disease in this territory.

The United Nations Development Program and the National Malaria Control Program have already transported four tons of medical supplies to the Grand Sud and they have been placed in other departments as a preventive measure, Haiti Libre reports.

According to medical literature, malaria is a disease caused by parasites of the Plasmodium genus, which are transmitted to humans through the bite of infected mosquitoes of the Anopheles species.

It is prevalent in tropical regions and its symptoms can range from mild, such as fever and headache, to severe, life-threatening forms.