13 May 2019

Mozambique: Malaria Killed 360 People Between January and April in Mozambique

Photo: Isdell:Flowers Cross Border Malaria Initiative
(file photo).

Malaria remains the leading cause of death in Mozambique, between January and April of this year the Ministry of Health recorded 360 deaths among the 2,961,429 cases it registered. Most of the deaths were recorded in the provinces of Niassa, Cabo Delgado and Zambézia.

The National Directorate of Public Health revealed that in the first four months of 2019, 2,961,429 cases of malaria were recorded nationwide, 2% less than the 3,008,480 of 2018, which resulted in 360 deaths, 34% less than the 480 deaths of the same period last year.

The health authorities indicate that 75 deaths were recorded in Niassa province among the 251,244 patients treated, still less than 87 of 2018.

In Cabo Delgado Province, 51 deaths were recorded, 48 less that last year, among the 316,850 patients diagnosed.

The number of deadly casualties in Zambézia also reduced to 48, compared to 51 of 2018, although the number of patients increased to 609,164 people.

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