1,800 dead due to malaria

1,800 dead due to malaria in Burundi

Monitoring Desk

NAIROBI: Malaria has killed more than 1,800 people in Burundi this year, the UN’s humanitarian agency says, a death toll rivaling a deadly Ebola outbreak in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo.

In its latest situation report, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said 5.7 million cases of malaria had been recorded in Burundi in 2019 a figure roughly equal to half its entire population.(AFP)

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