Malaria incidences have reduced – Chilufya

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Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya has revealed that the malaria incidences have drastically reduced Zambia.

Dr. Chilufya was speaking during the Malaria Day commemoration under the theme ‘Zero Malaria Starts With Me’ in Lufwanyama on Friday.

However, Dr. Chilufya also expressed discontent at the resurgence of malaria in some parts of the country like Lufwanyama District on the Copperbelt.

He said there is need for a robust fight against the disease to protect the citizens of against the malaria infection.

Dr. Chilufya said the reduction in malaria cases is because of the ambitious agenda mounted by the Zambian government with its cooperating partners in the fight against the disease.

Dr. Chilufya, who is also Mansa Central MP, said some systems used to fight malaria includes the vector control program which includes in door residual spraying and distribution of insecticide treated mosquito nets among other interventions.

Meanwhile, the minister has thanked most profoundly the cooperating partners such as the WHO and the US government for their collaboration with the Zambian government in the fight against malaria.

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