July 9, 2024. Malaria cases on the rise in Tigray, Ethiopia

July 9, 2024. Malaria cases on the rise in Tigray, Ethiopia
July 9, 2024. Malaria cases on the rise in Tigray, Ethiopia
9 julio, 2024

The Regional Health Office of Tigray, Ethiopiahas reported a 60 percent increase in cases of malaria throughout the region. 20 districts are experiencing significant spread of malaria, with 10 of them having reached epidemic levels.

Weekly malaria cases have increased from 4,000 to 7,000. This increase is partly attributed to the scarcity of resources for mosquito control, as only 50 percent of the necessary measures are being implemented.

Malaria Ethiopia

More information on malaria in Ethiopia

  • 2023. 4.1 million cases of malaria, including 527 deaths. (WHO)
  • 2022. 5,106,067 estimated cases and 10,570 estimated deaths that year (WHO)
  • 2021. 3 783 896 cases and 8,041 estimated deaths
  • 2020. 4,231,328 cases and 9,433 estimated deaths
  • 2019. 2,645,193 cases and 5,708 estimated deaths
  • 2018. 1,530,739 confirmed cases. 356 deaths.
  • 2013. 2,118,815 confirmed cases. 213 deaths.
  • 27% of the population lives in high incidence areas, 41% in low incidence areas and 32% in malaria-free areas.

PRESENT

  • 2024. 30 March 3.2 million cases of malaria in the past eight months; 11 February 525,790 cases and 120 deaths (case fatality rate 0.02%). More than 70.0% of cases were reported in four regions: Oromia (35.5%), Amhara (19.5%), South West Ethiopia Peoples’ Region (SWEPRS; 11.8%) and South Ethiopia (10.3%). However, the highest incidence rate per 100,000 population was in Gambella region (4,324 cases per 100,000 population), followed by SWEPRS (1,846/100,000 population), Afar (574/100,000 population) and Tigray (488/100,000 population). 3 February 328,881 new cases and 84 deaths in January
  • 2023. 26 November surge in cases in Amhara region; 16 November 774,519 cases and 180 deaths in 117 districts and 7 major cities in Oromia region; 4 November 2,873,114 cases (Not including Amhara region) Striking increase; 10 September 2,235,311 cases; September outbreak in Begi and Kondala, in the West Wollega conflict zone, Oromia
  • 2020. June

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