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Government Raises Red-flag Over Sudden Increase in the Number of Malaria Cases

By Melanie Aanyu,

The Ministry of Health has raised a red flag over the sudden increase in the number of people suffering from malaria across the country.

Dozens of deaths have been recorded over the past few months, raising fears that urgent solutions should be devised to control the outbreak.

Speaking to the media in Kampala about the surge in malaria cases, Margaret Muhanga, the state minister for Health in charge of Primary Health Care, revealed that the country is experiencing an outbreak of Malaria in selected parts of the country.

In the past one week, she said a total of 28 malaria deaths from health facilities in Arua, Kagadi and Mbale districts have been reported.