Recent malaria outbreaks in the US
History of malaria in the US
The impact of COVID-19 on malaria
- Slowing or stopping the distribution of insecticide-treated nets with regular renewal.
- Reducing attendance at health facilities. People stopped visiting the doctor out of fear of exposure to COVID-19 or due to financial constraints.
- Limiting supply and distribution of personal protective equipment (PPE).
- Interrupting the distribution of supplies for diagnostics and drugs, which is compounded by production of substandard and falsified medicines and diagnostics.
Considerations for the future
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