Monday, 13 July 2009

Malaria wreaks havoc in Mwanza, states RC

From The Citizen, Dar es Salaam
By Paulina David, Mwanza

About 10 per cent of malaria patients in Mwanza Region, died of the disease last year, Mwanza regional commissioner Abbas Kandoro, has said.

Mr Kandoro said out of 1,158,392 malaria patients in the region last year, 1,214 died of the disease.

Speaking here late last week during the launch of a campaign to fight the scourge, Mr Kandoro said malaria was the leading killer disease in the region.

The campaign aims at distributing treated mosquito nets to all children aged below five years.

He said a total of 50,524 malaria patients were admitted at various health facilities, out of whom 646 were children.


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