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    Angola registers over 5,500 deaths from malaria in first five months
    Source: Xinhua| 2021-06-18 16:40:30|Editor: huaxia

    LUANDA, June 17 (Xinhua) -- At least 5,573 deaths from malaria have been registered in Angola in the first five months of 2021, Health Minister Silvia Lutucuta said here on Thursday.

    Speaking at a press conference, the minister said that Angola is facing a "critical and challenging" situation in relation to malaria.

    The disease has affected more than two million people in the same period.

    According to data provided to journalists, the highest mortality rate from the disease was registered among children under five years of age and pregnant women.

    The official said that more efforts have been made to obtain medical equipment and medicines...

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    Thursday, June 17, 2021 8:04 p.m.

    Luanda - Health Minister Sílvia Lutucuta admitted this Thursday in Luanda that Angola is facing a "critical and difficult" situation regarding malaria, which has affected more than two million patients in the country. in the past five months.

    Speaking at a press conference to present the state of the disease, the minister said a total of5,573 deaths had been recorded in the past five months.

    According to Silvia Lutucuta, the health authorities recorded, in five months, a mortality rate of around 0.1% among the cases treated in the various hospitals of the country.

    She said, however, that despite the increase in malaria cases, there had been a decrease in the number of deaths compared to those reported in 2020, without specifying comparative data.

    As for the positive cases, Sílvia Lutucuta highlighted the month of April as the most critical, given the increase of 322,717 patients, although there was a decrease of 102 deaths.

    According to data provided to journalists, the highest death rate from malaria was recorded among children under five and pregnant women, the most affected provinces are Luanda, Lunda Norte, Malanje, Huambo, Uíge , Benguela, Bié and Huila.

    She announced that due to the increase in cases, the Angolan executive would continue to make investments to minimize the impact of malaria in hospitals, stressing however that the effective fight against the disease would require a "multisectoral effort".

    During the press conference, the Minister of Health spoke of the strengthening of methodological guidelines and supervision, the implementation of the multisectoral emergency plan and the antivirus emergency plan to deal with this disease.

    She stressed that due to the increase in cases, satellite units had been created for the treatment of malaria and dengue, in addition to having equipment and drugs.
    "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
    -Nelson Mandela