Global & Disaster Medicine

Malaria outbreak spreads in drug-short Venezuela


“…..The government has not given an overall death toll. But health
activists and doctor groups estimate that around 200 people have died
from malaria over the last year [2016] nationwide, and fear the
illness is starting to afflict populated urban centers…….

The regional arm of the World Health Organization last month [October
2017] announced the arrival of over one million anti-malarial pills,
which doctors deem insufficient. Patients must visit their nearest
health center up to 4 times to complete treatment in what officials
say is an attempt to avoid feeding the black market for drugs……”



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