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1 800 dead as malaria ‘epidemic’ rages in Burundi

Malaria has killed more than 1 800 people in canada goose mens jacket black friday Burundi this year, the UN’s humanitarian agency says, a death toll rivalling a deadly Ebola canada goose outlet online store outbreak in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo.

cheap Canada Goose In its latest situation report, the canada goose outlet black friday United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said 5.7 million cases of malaria had been recorded in Burundi in 2019 a figure roughly equal to half its entire population. cheap Canada Goose

The tiny country of canada goose outlet store usa 11 million people in the African Great Lakes region has still not declared a national emergency, despite OCHA saying the outbreak crossed «epidemic proportions» in May.

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The country declared a malaria epidemic in March 2017, when the country had recorded 1.8 million cases and 700 deaths, but was resisting doing the same now.

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canada goose coats «We are less than a year away from the presidential election. (President Pierre) Nkurunziza, who is facing many crises, does not want to recognise what could be considered a failure of his health policy,» the official told AFP. canada goose coats

Burundi has been in crisis since uk canada goose store 2015, when Nkurunziza ran for a third term and was re elected in elections boycotted by most of the opposition.

canada goose clearance sale At least 1 200 people were killed and more than 400 000 displaced in violence the UN says was mostly carried out by state security forces. canada goose clearance sale

Nkurunziza announced in 2018 that he would not stand again, confounding critics who accused him of working to extend his grip on power.

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Canada Goose Coats On Sale Burundi, one of the poorest countries in the region, abuts DR Congo, where the second worst Ebola outbreak in history has killed more than 1 800 people amid fears the infectious fever could spread beyond canada goose sylvan vest uk its borders. Canada Goose Coats On Sale

But malaria is a much bigger killer on the continent.

canada goose uk black friday The canada goose outlet World Health Organisation recorded nearly 220 million cases of the parasitic illness in 2017, with an estimated 435 000 deaths. More than 90% of malaria cases and deaths were in Africa canada goose uk black friday.



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