By NewsDesk @infectiousdiseasenews
Angola Health Minister Silvia Lutucuta told media Thursday that the country has seen at least 5,573 deaths from malaria through the end of May.
The minister noted that some 2 million malaria cases have been reported primarily in Luanda, Lunda Norte, Malanje, Huambo, Uige, Benguela, Bie and Huila provinces.
Children under five years of age and pregnant women are facing the highest mortality.
Lutucuta said Angola is facing a “critical and challenging” situation in relation to malaria.
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