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The resurgence of malaria cases is worrying


Aug 9, 2022

KAYANZA August 9th (ABP) – Health authorities in Kayanza (north) are concerned about the resurgence of malaria cases. That comes at a time when that province has recorded more than 400,000 cases of malaria from August 2021 until June of the current year. Of those, 91 deaths have been registered.

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Those are the words of the provincial doctor, Dr. Pascal Niyonzima, during the meeting, Thursday August 4, of provincial social mobilization on the distribution campaign of long-lasting impregnated mosquito nets (MILDA) scheduled for September 5 to 13, a check on the site by ABP has revealed.

On that occasion, Dr. Niyonzima, stressed that the resurgence of malaria cases is a reality in that administrative entity. As an indication, he indicated that, from August 2021 until June, the cases of malaria are calculated at more than 400,000 while the cases of death are 91. He specifies that the health district of Gahombo comes first with more than 180,000 recorded cases of malaria, followed by the health district of Musema with more than 160,000 cases.

The health district of Kayanza has registered more than 50,000 cases of malaria.

For Dr. Niyonzima, the resurgence of malaria cases is due to the fact that the people of Kayanza do not use LLINs properly. He took the opportunity to ask the people of that province not to divert those mosquito nets for other purposes.

Such an appeal was also launched by the governor of Kayanza, Mr. Rémy Cishahayo, who asked the participants in the meeting, each in his own sphere, to devote themselves body and soul so that the counting and distribution of mosquito nets take place as planned.

He disagreed with the progress of the previous mosquito net distribution campaign where some distribution agents have so far not received the fees intended for them.