Malaria deaths rising in Zim

Source: Malaria deaths rising in Zim – DailyNews Live

Farayi Machamire      9 January 2018

HARARE – Deaths from malaria in Zimbabwe last year outstripped 2016
figures amid indications that the number of people succumbing to the old
age disease is still high.

Zimbabwe recorded 518 deaths from malaria in 2017, compared with 231 for
the whole of 2016 and 462 the previous year, the ministry of Health and
Child Care said.

“The cumulative figures for malaria were 391 634 cases and 518 deaths,”
the ministry said.

Malaria, a life-threatening disease transmitted to people via mosquitoes,
kills more than half million people a year globally, mainly infants in the
poorest parts of sub-Saharan Africa.

Uncollected garbage due to local government budget cuts and a record
amount of rainfall contributed to high cases of malaria.