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Uganda Renews Fight to Eliminate Malaria By 2030

Uganda Renews Fight to Eliminate Malaria By 2030

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Uganda says it is fast-tracking efforts to eliminate malaria, which continues to take lives and bleed the country's economy more than any other disease. The disease is responsible for 30 to 40 percent of outpatient hospital visits, 15 to 20 percent of admissions, and 10 percent of inpatient deaths, mostly pregnant mothers and children, according to the health ministry figures. The mosquito-transmitted disease remains a serious health problem that continues to stagnate economic growth and social development as man-hours are lost because of absenteeism and the meagre household incomes spent on treatment. To reverse this trend, the East African country is fighting at different fronts against the disease. The country on September 2 launched the board of directors of the Ma...
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