Global & Disaster Medicine

Malaria outbreak spreads in drug-short Venezuela

Reuters

“…..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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