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U.S calls for seriousness in fighting malaria

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The American Embassy in Zambia has called on the Zambian government and the global community not to lose ground in the fight against malaria.

United States Embassy’s Chargé d’Affaires David Young said without focused attention and collaboration, there was a risk of running in a dangerous spike in health complications and deaths associated with malaria.

In a statement to ZANIS on world malaria day 2020 today whose theme is “zero malaria starts with me”, Mr. Young said his country through the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), has joined the Zambian government and the global community in commemorating the world malaria day 2020.

Mr. Young noted that from 2007, PMI has invested over US$300 million to combat malaria nationwide in Zambia with a focus on five high malaria-burden provinces namely Copperbelt, Eastern, Luapula, Muchinga, and Northern.

He said the funds provided 2.3 million insecticide-treated bed nets and funded indoor residual spraying.

He further said his government and its people had also helped to provide 21 million rapid diagnostic tests and over 8.8 million life-saving malaria treatments to Zambians.

This contained in a statement made available to ZANIS in Lusaka today by U.S Embassy Press Office.

4 COMMENTS

  1. “The American Embassy in Zambia has called on the Zambian government and the global community not to lose ground in the fight against malaria.”

    “Mr. Young noted that from 2007, PMI has invested over US$300 million to combat malaria nationwide in Zambia with a focus on five high malaria-burden provinces namely Copperbelt, Eastern, Luapula, Muchinga, and Northern.”LT

    5,603,787,000.00 Zambian Kwacha. That is a lots of money it’s deserves Critical observation or examination from the U.S.A Congress. For countability reasons.

    PF time-out.

  2. Huge sums were stolen during Mwanawasa and RB. Nevertheless, President Lungu is surrounded by swarm of mosquitoes sucking blood donated funds. Imagine stealing donated funds. There’s not an ounce of shame in the Zambian civil service and politicians.

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