Angola battles soaring number of malaria cases as resistance to antimalarials grows

ANGOLA – At least 377,599 new cases of malaria have been registered in Angola’s northern province during the first half of this year, which resulted in the death of 268 people, the supervisor of the provincial program of fight against malaria, Luis Demba, has said. Demba explained that in comparison with the same period in 2020, there has been an increase in the number of cases and a reduction in the number of deaths. According to Angola’s Health Minister Silvia Lutucuta, the northern region, between January and May 2021, reported…

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UNDP grants US$103 million to help Angola fight Malaria, HIV, Tuberculosis

ANGOLA – The United Nations injected a sum of US$103.2 million into Angola’s health system for the period 2021-2024, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the Angolan Health Ministry said in a joint statement. According to the statement, the new global fund will pay to combat malaria, HIV and tuberculosis, especially in the southern provinces of Benguela and Cuanza Sul. With regard to malaria, the fund aims to reduce the number of deaths from 26 to 19 per 100 inhabitants, ensure at least 90 percent of the population in…

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