The World Health Organization has warned that malaria cases and deaths in the Sub-Saharan region of Africa are likely to double due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The pandemic could, they warn, disrupt access to malaria preventive tools such as insecticide-treated mosquito nets, adequate malaria tests, and malaria drugs.
“Severe disruptions to insecticide-treated net campaigns and access to antimalarial medicines could lead to a doubling in the number of malaria deaths in sub-Saharan Africa this year compared to 2018,” the WHO warned.
The number of deaths is estimated to rise from 380,000 in 2018, to 769,000 in 2020. This is mainly due to the impact the pandemic is having on access to preventive tools and drugs.
Read the full article here: https://africa.cgtn.com/2020/04/25/who-warns-malaria-deaths-could-double-during-virus-pandemic/.
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Not only are we helping Nigerians get care during the pandemic, but we are also making sure that they do not overextend their pockets during these uncertain times.