Nigeria, DRC Top Global Malaria Deaths – WHO

Written by on December 9, 2022

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has released the malaria report for 2021, saying Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) accounted for global deaths from the disease.

While Nigeria had 31 percent of fatalities, DRC recorded 13 percent of global deaths, and the other two countries trailing behind included the Niger Republic – 4% and the United Republic of Tanzania – 4%.

According to the report obtained on Friday, the four countries accounted for just over half of all malaria deaths globally in 2021.

Despite the continued impact of COVID-19, the organisation said malaria cases and deaths remained stable last year.


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