More Dying of Malaria than Covid - What Can Be Done?

International organizations working to sustain the dramatic reductions of malaria deaths across Africa are calling for a 'holistic' approach to intertwined crises in health, climate and environmental destruction.   Hundreds of thousands of people, mostly children, die of malaria every year and progress against the killer disease - which cut deaths in half - has stalled. Advocacy and health groups say Covid-19 should prompt an integrated response to make progress towards malaria elimination, even while Covid is tackled.

A health worker, testing children for malaria along Namibia's border with Angola, wears a t-shirt showing the collaborative effort of the Elimination 8 campaign.


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