Malaria-related deaths decreased in Cunene in 2009

Of the 157,836 Malaria cases recorded in the southern Cunene province of Angola in 2009, only 574 fatalities were reported, health sources told the Angolan News Agency (ANGOP) on Wednesday.

According to the sources, the figure represents a reduction by 90 deaths from the 2008 figures.

The sources attributed the reduction to the preventive measures and treatment programme adopted by the government across the country.

The cases were recorded in Ondjiva general hospital, Ombadja, Kwanhama, Namacunde, Cahama, Cuvelai and Curoca districts during the period under review.

-From Afrique en Ligne, March 19, 2010.

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