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Central African Republic: In times of COVID-19, malaria remains the number one killer of children in CAR

The hospital in Batangafo – a town of 31,000 people, including 22,000 displaced from elsewhere in the Central African Republic – is bustling with activity. While a particular focus has been placed on infection prevention and control measures to identify and isolate...

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Venezuela: Fighting malaria and a failing health system in Bolivar

Gold is probably not the first thing that comes to mind when you think of a nation going through a  severe political and economic crisis. But in Bolivar, Venezuela’s biggest state, illegal gold mining has been booming for years and...

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Niger: Fifteen years treating malnutrition and malaria around the clock

Every year, the combination of ‘hunger gap’ and rainy season triggers a spike in rates of malnutrition and malaria in southern Niger – particularly from July to October. Since the large-scale food crisis of 2005, the prevention and treatment of childhood diseases...

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Malaria

Each year, malaria kills nearly half a million people. 70% of all deaths are children under five years of age. The disease is easy enough to treat, but access to the most effective treatments remains inadequate. 90 per cent of...

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