At least 5,573 deaths from malaria have been registered in Angola in the first five months of 2021, Health Minister, Silvia Lutucuta, has said.
Speaking at a press conference on Thursday, the minister said that Angola is facing a “critical and challenging’’ situation in relation to malaria.
The disease has affected more than two million people in the same period.
According to data provided to journalists, the highest mortality rate from the disease was registered among children under five years of age and pregnant women.
The official said that more efforts have been made to obtain medical equipment and medicines.
The most affected provinces were Luanda, Lunda Norte, Malanje, Huambo, Uige, Benguela, Bie and Huila.