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A total of 670 people including 494 children under 5 died of malaria in Kasai province in 2022. These figures were revealed by the provincial coordinating doctor of the National Malaria Control Program (PNLP), Chuck Kamasa, during the celebration of World Malaria Day in Tshikapa, on Saturday April 29, 2023:

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In the province of Kasaï, malaria represents 32% of hospital consultations in 2022. 1,187,856 cases have been recorded, including 1,081,124 cases of simple malaria and 106,732 cases of severe malaria. 637,547 children under the age of 5 have been affected by this pandemic. 670 deaths have been recorded and children under 5 represent 74% or 494 out of 670 recorded deaths,” he said.

In addition, Kamasa advised the public to sleep under the mosquito net impregnated with long-lasting insecticides to fight against this disease.

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