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Malaria prevalence in Kenya drops

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Kenya has marked a wide improvement in the fight against Malaria with the national prevalence dropping from 11 percent in last five years to 8 percent.

Nyanza region an area deemed with the highest Malaria prevalence has dropped from 38 percent to 27 percent.

Coast region prevalence has however increased from 4 percent to 8 percent while Nairobi is less than one percent.

Erjeso Waqo head of National Malaria Control program in Kenya says that Migori, Homabay, Siaya, Kisumu, Kakamega, and Busia are the high due to their proximity to the lake.

He said that mosquitoes have been resistant’s to pyrethroid but have improved to premiforce methyl which is 98 percent sufficient in killing parasites.

Waqo further says that they will improve their Malaria campaign and extend the spraying services to Homabay and Kisumu soon.

He added that Kenya through the Ministry of Health is planning provide a Larvesite management that will target breeding sites before mosquitoes grow to adulthood through Cuban technician expertise to eliminate Malaria.

 

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