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Children In DRC Dying Of Malaria Because Parents Cannot Afford Treatment, MSF Warns

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Malaria “out of control” in Congo with sick children dying at home — charity
“Malaria in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is ‘out of control’ with many parents letting their sick children die at home because they cannot afford treatment, a medical charity said as it ramps up its emergency response. Children under 13 made up 80 percent of the 45,000 malaria outpatients Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has treated in the last four weeks in Haut-Uele Province in northeastern DRC…” (Migiro, 6/9).

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