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Venezuela is undergoing difficulties with health care


In America, according to a World Health Organization (WHO) study, the incidence of malaria in Brazil, Nicaragua, and especially in Venezuela has risen.

"There is also a remarkable number of cases registered on the American continent, as seen in Venezuela but also in Brazil"Says Spanish scientist Pedro Alonso.

"Venezuela is going through political and economic difficulties that affect the functioning of health services," said the scientist, recalling that "it has historically been one of the best countries in the fight against malaria."

According to the WHO, the stagnation of the fight against malaria is one of the main problems of progress.

Despite a slight improvement in mortality rates, a further deterioration of malaria by 20 million has occurred in 2017, World Health Organization (WHO) reported.

The data is included in the World Malaria Report for 2018, which concerns the past year and was presented by Mapo by WHO Director Global Malaria by Spanish scientist Pedro Alonso.

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"No one should die of malaria. However, the world faces a new reality: as progress stagnates, we risk losing years of work, investment, and success in reducing the number of people suffering from the disease"Tedros Adhan Ghebreyesus, the WHO Director-General, said in a report.

In 2017, there were 219 million malaria cases, compared with 217 million a year ago, and about 435,000 people were lost, compared with 451,000 deaths in 2016.

Of the total deaths, 266,000 were less than five years old (61%), so in 2017, more than 700 children died each day, corresponding to every two minutes of a child killed by malaria.

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