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Complete elimination of malaria is possible, says health director


Feb 9, 2024

CANKUZO, February 9th (ABP) – Based on statistics which show that cases of malaria have decreased over the last two years from more than 272 thousand to 105 thousand cases, the head of the provincial health office in Cankuzo, Dr. Frédéric Faustin Irambona, hopes that the complete elimination of this disease is possible. He revealed this during a meeting to present the quarterly achievements and future prospects of this sector, held on Wednesday February 7, 2024 at the headquarters of that province, a check on the site by ABP has revealed.

During that meeting held with the support of the NGO World Vision, they commended this drop in cases of malaria, a situation which gives hope for its complete disappearance, if the people still abide by the instructions from health leaders and administrative officials.

Indeed, among the actions that contributed to this reduction, are the in-home spraying and distribution of insecticide-treated mosquito nets campaigns in 2022, organized by the government at the household level. He added that pregnant women benefit from them at any time.

However, participants discouraged the misuse of mosquito nets. Furthermore, Dr. Irambona indicated that screening programs for this pathology continue at the level of health centers as well as in the communities with the intervention of community health workers.

He took the opportunity to raise awareness among the people to ensure cleanliness around their homes to avoid the proliferation of mosquitoes.

However, he pleaded for capacity building for health providers, in order to achieve the elimination of this deadly disease.