Two thousand deaths were registered in Angola as a result of a million cases of malaria during the first quarter of 2018 as the country marked the World Malaria Day on Wednesday.
The coordinator of the Luanda Malaria Program, Domingos Filipe, revealed in Luanda, the capital registered the highest number of deaths with 1,437 cases among the 986,831 cases of malaria registered.
The official was speaking during the First Regional Workshop of the Civil Society Organizations on the Strengthening of the Community Health System in Angola.
Filipe also spoke of the rupture of stocks of medicines, tests and reagents and the poor relationship between health units and civil society organizations in harmonizing community work, which undermines the country’s efforts to achieve quality community health.
The Workshop, which ends Wednesday, is hosted by the Angolan Network of AIDS Service Organizations (ANASO), in partnership with the international NGO, World Vision, aimed at strengthening the capacity of communities in the fight against malaria.
On another program to mark the World Malaria Day, Luciana Guimaraes the municipal health director of Talatona municipality in Luanda told the press Wednesday that the malaria is a public health problem and one of the main causes of death in the country.
The official said so during an awareness campaign on malaria prevention measures.
The campaign celebrated under the motto “Ready to beat malaria,” was about providing advices on how to deal with basic sanitation issues, the importance of disinfestations, the use of mosquito nets and other prevention measures.
The 25th of April, the World Malaria Day, is an international observance that aims to recognize the global effort for the effective control of malaria. Enditem