Let’s beat malaria together! Responding to the most urgent needs of the population

Venezuela has suffered an increase in the number of people diagnosed with malaria in recent years, a problem that concerns everyone. In high transmission areas, such as the state of Bolívar in the south of the country, the International Red Cross Movement is responding to the problem in cooperation with local health authorities. This response includes, among other measures, distributing 50,000 mosquito nets in the municipality of El Callao; training members of the community in rapid diagnostic tests for malaria and health promotion; experts from different state health entities conducting the first entomological research; and supporting fourteen Diagnostic and Treatment Centres in the area, thanks to which over 20,000 malaria patients have been treated.

Source : Icrc