Rwanda winning battle against malaria

Editor,Rwanda has registered remarkable success in curbing malaria infections at a time when the disease remains the number one killer in Africa and other least developed regions.The latest global figures show that malaria deaths in the country dropped by 70 percent, between 2005 and 2010. I extend my gratitude to the Ministry of Health and the government for its continued rigorous campaign against malaria.

Editor,

Rwanda has registered remarkable success in curbing malaria infections at a time when the disease remains the number one killer in Africa and other least developed regions.

The latest global figures show that malaria deaths in the country dropped by 70 percent, between 2005 and 2010. I extend my gratitude to the Ministry of Health and the government for its continued rigorous campaign against malaria.

The drop has been possible because of a combination of various interventions by health officials, including informing the public on how the disease is spread and its symptoms.

We need to give our health officials and other anti-malaria groups our full support, so that malaria becomes a thing of the past in the near future.

Stella Teta
Nyagatare

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