The Malawi government is making strides to combat malaria though the disease is still the number one health threat in the country, government says.
Spokesperson in the ministry of health Adrian Chikumbe made the remarks and added that malaria is still the cause of most hospital visits for Malawians.
“Malaria remains one of the threats in public health as it is the cause of most hospital visits among Malawians,” he said.
Chikumbe further said that the prevalence rate of Malaria in the country is at 33 percent which indicates that out of 100 people 33 people are expected to be diagnosed with Malaria.
He added that government is putting in place measures such as distributing mosquito nets to make sure that Malaria does not attack many people in the country.
He said the mosquito nets will also help reduce Malaria cases among pregnant women in the country.
On Monday Malawi commemorated World Malaria Day and some quarters called for more awareness to Malawians on how the disease can be prevented.