The National Malaria Control Centre says the country is recording around 7m cases of malaria and over 1,200 deaths due to malaria every year.
National Malaria Elimination Control Centre Acting Director BUSIKU HAMAINZA says the statics are NOT acceptable for a disease that is both preventable and curable.
Dr. HAMAINZA says the Country has however made progress in reducing the disease burden in the past decade but that there is need to ensure that the country’s aspirations of a malaria free Zambia by 2030 are achieved.
In an interview with ZNBC News in Lusaka today, Dr. HAMAINZA noted that the highest burden of malaria is in the northern parts of the country and some parts of Eastern Province.
He said this year’s Indoor Residual Spraying exercise which will commence around September will target 9 hundred thousand structures country-wide and 11 point 5 million insecticide treated mosquito nets will be distributed.
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