Africa: We Must Continue to Scale Up Malaria Programmes, Despite Covid-19

Deaths from malaria could double if the fight against coronavirus comes at the expense of anti-malaria efforts, warns Sierra Leone’s Health Minister.

In 2014, Sierra Leone – along with Liberia and Guinea – battled a devastating outbreak of Ebola. This deadly challenge taught us a lot, from the importance of tackling misinformation to ensuring rapid testing and treatment. In my country alone, we lost close to 4,000 lives to the virus.

This was a tragedy for our nation. People often forget, however,…

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