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WHO sounds alarm over 45 per cent rise in malaria cases in Afghanistan since 2021

The World Health Organ ization (WHO) has said that Afghanistan has seen a 45 per cent rise in malaria cases since 2021.

Marking World Malaria Day, WHO said in a tweet that in 2022, there were 125,788 malaria cases reported across Afghanistan, with 90 per cent from four eastern provinces of Nangarhar, Laghman, Kumar and Nuristan.

WHO called for investment and innovation in order to deliver on its target of zero malaria cases in the country.

“Malaria is a life-threatening disease spread to humans by some types of mosquitoes. It is preventable and curable.” WHO said.