When health crises collide–tackling malaria, COVID-19 and Ebola in Burundi

Insecticide spraying has targeted nine of the most affected districts in remote communities to reduce malaria.

“I had never been sick like this,” said Suavis Ndayiziga.

“I spent three days not knowing where I was. If you have malaria symptoms, you need to get treatment as quickly as possible.”

Malaria is a leading cause of death in Burundi. In the first quarter of 2019 malaria cases increased by 59 percent, compared to…

--

--

--

Transforming our world #By2030. Visit us at www.undp.org

Love podcasts or audiobooks? Learn on the go with our new app.

Recommended from Medium

Trenton’s Story

A Robot Says You Have Cancer

What is the Significance of Dealing with Quality MattressStores? https://t.co/8SFBybWctJ

My mom had it, so I will too — the no 1 top myth about disease.

Universal health care models

OISC Warns Of Predatory Vendors: What You Can Do To Help Protect Yourself

Can You Ovulate More Than Once a Month?

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
UN Development Programme

UN Development Programme

Transforming our world #By2030. Visit us at www.undp.org

More from Medium

Communities standing their ground against malaria in Bolivia

Kenya: School meals are more important than ever

To counteract medical deserts, the medical time of physicians must be increased