Zanzibar malaria cases down

According to him, about 600,000 mosquito nets were distributed to a total of 279,070 households by volunteers of the Tanzania Red Cross Society (TRCS) in partnership with the government of Zanzibar and John Hopkins University.

“The situation of malaria transmission has been highly reduced, since we have been receiving reports from our 140 government health centres which show that the number of patients going to hospital and diagnosed with malaria have dropped to one or two per week compared to previous weeks when doctors reportedly attended to between 30 and 40 patients,” he noted.

However, Ally added that the exercise would be followed by fumigating mosquito breeding grounds before this year’s long rains start, expressing optimism that when the rainy season begins, the exercise would be completed.

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