Rwanda winning fight against malaria

Editor,The Ministry of Health deserves kudos for its relentless campaign to fight malaria. More so, its campaign to provide Rwandans with mosquito nets is a noble deed indeed. I live in Kicukiro District and many residents have been provided with the nets, thus reducing malaria related cases. Malaria remains one of then worst killer diseases in Africa and other less developed countries surpassing even the deadly HIV/AIDS.
Mothers at a Health Centre, in the past most of the diseases reported in health facilities were related to malaria(File Photo).
Mothers at a Health Centre, in the past most of the diseases reported in health facilities were related to malaria(File Photo).

Editor,

The Ministry of Health deserves kudos for its relentless campaign to fight malaria. More so, its campaign to provide Rwandans with mosquito nets is a noble deed indeed. I live in Kicukiro District and many residents have been provided with the nets, thus reducing malaria related cases.

Malaria remains one of then worst killer diseases in Africa and other less developed countries surpassing even the deadly HIV/AIDS.

The latest global figures show that malaria deaths in Rwanda dropped by 70 percent between 2005 and 2010. However, the Ministry of Health should not sit on its laurels. We need to maintain the rigorous drive against the disease and aim at totally eradicating it. 

Health officials should keep informing the public on the best control and preventive measures. As citizens, we need to give our health officials and other anti-malaria bodies our full support.

Pauline Teta
Rwamagana

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