At least 5,573 malaria deaths have been recorded in Angola in the first five months of 2021, Health Minister Silvia Lutucuta said.
Speaking at a press conference on Thursday, the minister said Angola faces a “critical and difficult” situation regarding malaria.
The disease has affected more than two million people during the same period.
According to data provided to journalists, the highest death rate from the disease has been recorded among children under five and pregnant women.
The official said more efforts had been made to obtain medical supplies and medicines.
The most affected provinces were Luanda, Lunda Norte, Malanje, Huambo, Uige, Benguela, Bie and Huila. (Xinhua / NAN)