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Thursday, September 24, 2020

Rufunsa District has the highest malaria incidences in Lusaka province

Health Rufunsa District has the highest malaria incidences in Lusaka province

The Rufunsa District Health office has disclosed that Rufunsa has the highest malaria incidences in Lusaka province if not the whole country.

The District Office has disclosed that the malaria prevalence rate remains very high at more than 400 per 1000.

Rufunsa District Planning Officer, Nicholas Sakala disclosed this during a consultative meeting for the 8th National Development plan (8NDP) organized by the Lusaka Province planning unit held at the Constituency office that there was need to plan for a multi sectoral approach towards the fight against malaria in the District.

Mr. Sakala said that the District has alarming incidences of malaria which are contributing to high mortality rate in the area and appealed for a multi sectoral approach towards combating the disease.

He added that Rufunsa was leading with the highest incidences of malaria in Lusaka province if not countrywide which needs concerted efforts to reduce the prevalence rate which is at more 400/1000 in the District.

And Rufunsa District Commissioner, Judith Chama said because of the high incidence rate of malaria cases the District administration will soon call for an urgent meeting for all stakeholders to chat a way forward on how to combat malaria in the District.

Meanwhile a check by ZANIS in some Health facilities found that they had run out of malaria drugs.

5 COMMENTS

  1. Priority has has been given to corona virus and forgetting about the second killer disease in Africa.

    PF must go!

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  2. This has reached my desk and we are liaising with local stakeholders to ensure this is contained. We have made so much progress in fighting malaria and so we will ensure this is resolved. Kz

  3. This has reached my desk and we are liaising with local stakeholders to ensure this is contained. We have made so much progress in fighting malaria and so we will ensure this is resolved. As for madilu just sell your ideas to electorate to win election. Its pathetic to rely on us leaving for you to win

  4. You see how tense that picture is?? That’s a woman traditional ruler right there, not the yoyoyo Chitimukulu.

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  5. While combatting the coronavirus we must not lose sight of these endemic epidemics in our midst. They claim more lives than covid will ever do. Let’s focus on our own epidemiological realities even as we try to ape Western measures on covid. I suggest we could even announce Malaria numbers alongside covid, for perspective.

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