Funding Shortfalls, Disruptions In Treatment, Prevention Efforts Could Increase Malaria Death Toll, Especially In Africa, WHO Warns In Annual Report

Al Jazeera: Malaria gains at risk from COVID-19 pandemic: WHO
“Funding shortfalls and disruptions to treatment in sub-Saharan Africa as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic risk tens of thousands more lives being lost to malaria, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned in its annual report on the mosquito-borne disease on Monday. The U.N.’s health agency said it was concerned that even moderate disruptions in access to treatment could lead to a ‘considerable loss of life’…” (11/30).

Additional coverage of the WHO’s annual malaria report is available from Reuters, The Telegraph, and U.N. News.

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