Malaria leaves 100 dead in South Sudan

Heavy rains in Makalal South Sudan

What you need to know:

  • The two institutions said morbidity and mortality trends in the Protection of Civilians Sites across the country, as of July, indicated rampant deaths due to malaria infections.
  • Dr Wamala Joseph Francis, WHO’s Country Preparedness and International Health Regulation Officer, said the report indicated malaria had surpassed acute respiratory infections (ARI) as the top cause of morbidity in the area.  

South Sudan’s Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization (WHO) say at least 100 people died of malaria in the country between January and July.


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