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DR Congo – An alarming surge in malaria

For over a year now, in certain regions MSF has recorded an alarming increase in malaria cases. MSF has launched an emergency response to the crisis.
As World Malaria Day approaches, on 25th April, MSF highlights the crisis in the DRC where malaria is the leading cause of death. Every year the disease kills 180,000 children under the age of 5.
In response to the increase in the number of cases in 2011, MSF extended its medical activities and treated 129,000 patients during a 12 month period.