March 23, 2023

WHO: Due to Kovid-19, there were problems in the prevention of malaria, 63 thousand more deaths occurred.

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Corona epidemic caused problems in malaria prevention
WHO report said – 63 thousand deaths occurred more
1.3 crore people got malaria infection

Geneva, Switzerland). The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted efforts to control malaria, resulting in 63,000 additional deaths and 13 million more globally in two years, according to a World Health Organization (WHO) report published on Thursday. People got infected. The UN health agency said on Thursday that cases of the disease increased in 2020 and continued to slow in 2021.

Last year, about 95 percent of the world’s 247 million malaria infections and 619,000 deaths were from Africa. Abdislan Nour, a senior official in WHO’s malaria department, said, “We were not on track before the pandemic and now the pandemic has made the situation worse.” Alister Craig, dean of biological sciences at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, said progress in reducing malaria deaths had stalled before Covid-19.

Anti-malarial vaccine will be available from next year
Noor said he hoped that if enough children were vaccinated by the start of mass vaccination of the world’s first authorized anti-malarial vaccine next year, it would “significantly help” to reduce the number of serious illnesses and deaths. . He said that more than 20 countries have applied for vaccines. The vaccine is only about 30 percent effective and requires four doses.

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