World Malaria Day: Cameroon urged to boost investments in malaria control

Cameroon and other countries affected by malaria in Africa have been exhorted to work with development partners to boost investments…

Cameroon and other countries affected by malaria in Africa have been exhorted to work with development partners to boost investments in malaria prevention and control.

The call was made by  World Health  Organisation (WHO) Regional director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti ahead of World Malaria Day celebrated today.

The WHO regional director said many countries were not on track to achieve targets of the Global Technical Strategy for Malaria 2016-2030, adding that international and domestic funding for malaria prevention and control has stagnated. While saying that countries in the African region also recorded the biggest rise of malaria testing in the public sector from 36 per cent of  suspected cases in 2010 to  per cent in  2016, Dr Moeti said the use of insecticide treated nets and indoor spraying with insecticides were key strategies in combating malaria.
Malaria kills at least 4,000 people each year in Cameroon. The commemoration of World Malaria Day going by health experts, is an occasion to highlight the need for continued investment and sustained political commitment for malaria prevention and control, and a chance to shine a spotlight on the global effort to control malaria.
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