Malaria outbreak kills 15, affects 6 000
News - National | 2017-03-15Page no: 1
by Ndapewoshali Shapwanale, by Marx Itamalo
HEALTH minister Bernard Haufiku yesterday said 15 people have died because of the malaria outbreak that has affected 6 500 countrywide this year.
Haufiku said this at a press conference in Windhoek when he announced the deployment of volunteers and health assistants to the most affected regions in the country.
The deployment that started today will run until 13 May, and will operate in five rotational cycles.The programme has 100 000 pharmaceutical test kits available, and are expecting another 250 000 by 23 March.
He said the most affected regions are Kavango East and Kavango West (4 600), Zambezi (582) and Ohangwena (1 180).
The minister, who announced the outbreak in the National Assembly last week, yesterday said the floods have worsened the situation and complicated the response to this outbreak...