Bishop David Njovu provides remarks on Recent religious leaders’ orientation workshop on malaria elimination in Lusaka
This article was originally published by The Mast.
The End Malaria Council (EMC) has disclosed that Zambia recorded over five million cases of Malaria last year alone out which 1,214 lives were lost to the disease.
Speaking when he opened the religious leaders’ orientation workshop on malaria elimination organised by the Council of Churches in Zambia (CCZ) in partnership with Isdell Flowers Foundation and the Anglican Council of Zambia at Mika Convention Centre in Lusaka, EMC member Right Reverend Bishop David Njovu said malaria was one of the top 10 diseases that accounts for 30 per cent of attendance at health facilities across the country.
“According to the Health Management Information Systems data (HMIS) for 2018, over five million cases of malaria were attended to in public health facilities. Out of these cases, there were a total of 1,214 deaths,” he said. “This shows that malaria continues to be a major public health problem in Zambia.”
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