Menongue — At least 18005 cases of malaria, killing 109 people, were recorded in the first quarter of this year in the southern Cuando Cubango province, against 34.309 cases and 278 deaths in the same period of 2013.
These figures were displayed on Friday by the head of the provincial public health and control of endemic disease department in Cuando Cubango, Ntima Mandewel, under the celebrations of the World Malaria Day, being marked on Friday 25 April.
According to him, the reduction is a result of improvement package of services provided to population, namely the quality of blood tests with mothers and children close to communities in the region, the use of mosquito nets and capacity building of health technicians.
Cuando Cubango is a province of Angola and it has an area of 199,049 km² and a population of approximately 140,000. Menongue is the capital of the province. Municipalities in this province include Cuchi, Cuangar, Cuito, Rivungo, Cuanavale, Mavinga, Calai, Dirico and Longa.