Cases of Malaria Down by more than 80%: Ministry
Kassala: The Federal Ministry of Health declared that Malaria cases have dropped by over 80% of its initial percentage in the threshold year of 2000. The fatality rate also declined by 60% of its initial percentage in the threshold year of 2000.
Dr. Khalid Abdulmutalib said in the opening ceremony of the conference of the Malaria Directorates Managers in the states in Kassala that the strategy of the National Program to Combat Malaria is dependent on reinforcing combating Malaria and introducing the dual treatment methodology which covers 92% of Health units, this is in addition to adopting home treatment policies all across the localities with easy to use and quick methods, these localities were also provided with pesticides, spraying pumps, and saturated mosquito nets (whose distribution rate is at 67% now). Dr. Abdulmutalib, the National director of the Malaria Program, said that despite the currently deteriorating economic conditions, the development aid must continue, to support the National programs to combat Malaria, and to achieve a broad range of covering in the different areas. He mentioned that final success is reliant on investing in the research aiming at overcoming the obstacles that appear during the process.
Dr. Abdulmutalib said that the continuous investment in the Malaria Combating Programs will create positive momentum for the countries with endemic Malaria cases to eradicate fatalities caused by Malaria by 2013, realize the millennium goals especially the ones related to children and maternity issues, eradicate poverty, and promote education.
By Haffiya Elyas, 07/05/2012