December 6 2021 1:06pm

COVID-19 pandemic disrupted global malaria fight, leading to thousands more deaths: WHO

The World Health Organization’s (WHO) Global Malaria Programme director Dr. Pedro Alonso said on Monday that the global response to the threat of malaria has taken a hit due to the COVID-19 pandemic. He said as health services were disrupted in many countries, it led to tens of thousands more deaths worldwide last year. “This is a big wake-up call that unless we do something decisive and urgently, key targets will not be achieved,” Alonso told reporters.

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