Malaria still major health concern in Malawi

Despite fervent efforts to combating it, Malaria is still a major health concern in the country, chief of health services in the Ministry of Health Dr. Charles Mwansambo says.

Mwansambo briefing journalists

Mwansambo briefing journalists

Mwansambo said “women and expectant women continue to be affected a great deal.”

But, according to Mwansambo, the Ministry and its partners are implementing a National Strategic Plan (2011-2016) with the goal of scaling up Malaria interventions towards attainment of the national vision of a ‘Malaria Free Malawi.’

“Specifically, we are striving for progress in achieving prompt and effective anti-malarial drug treatment, use of insecticide treatment nets and indoor residual spraying and prevention of Malaria in pregnant women,” he said.

Malawi registers an estimated 4 million Malaria cases annually.

A survey the Ministry conducted recently shows there has been considerable progress in scaling up interventions and controlling Malaria.

According to the survey, Malaria prevalence rate reduced from 43% in 2010 to 33% in 2014 while net ownership increased from 58% in 2010 to 70% in 2014.


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