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    Mozambique: Malaria Cases Increase, But Death Toll Declines
    By admin 22 hours ago

    Maputo — From January to August, 442 people in Mozambique are known to have died from malaria, according to Health Minister Armindo Tiago.

    Speaking in the beach resort of Bilene, in the southern province of Gaza, at the launch of a National Home Spraying Campaign, Tiago said the malaria death toll, in the first eight months of the year, was significantly lower than that recorded in the same period in 2019, when 562 people died of the disease.

    But although fewer people are dying of malaria, the number of malaria cases has actually increased – from 7.86 million cases in January-August 2019 to 8.36 million in the same months this year. The number of cases rose by 6.4 per cent, but the number of deaths fell by 21.4 per cent...