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Nigeria: Extra-long malaria season in Borno claims lives

Nigeria has some of the highest number of deaths from malaria worldwide. Usually, peak malaria season takes place during the rainy season from August to mid-October, when mosquitoes breed, after which patient numbers begin to decrease. This year, however, medical teams from Doctors...

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South Sudan: Worsening flooding increases health risks

Severe flooding is affecting an estimated 800,000 people across a wide swathe of South Sudan, inundating homes and leaving people without adequate food, water or shelter. Many areas have been flooded since July and rising river levels are worsening the...

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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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