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Malaria Still Kills a Child Every Two Minutes

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Malaria Still Kills a Child Every Two Minutes

Malaria Still Kills a Child Every Two Minutes

Today is World Malaria Day and the statistics continue to be appalling. According to World Health Organisation, every two minutes, Malaria kills a child.

WHO’s World Malaria Report reveals that no significant gains were made in reducing malaria cases in the period 2015 to 2017. This alarming numbers birthed the Zero Malaria starts with me campaign which is the theme for the 2019 World Malaria Day.

In Africa alone, there were over 200 million cases in 2017 and over 400, 000 deaths occurred. All hands must be on deck to fight malaria.

As a young woman in your community, you can lend your voice to the global fight against Malaria. Have conversations with your community leaders.

Preach the importance of insecticide treated nets and adequate treatment of Malaria. Treatment of Malaria goes beyond the occasional herbs and concoctions, after three days of using anti malaria drugs, encourage members of your community and your family members to visit the doctor.

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