Zambia has recorded a decline in the incidence of malaria from 407 cases per 1000 population in 2014, to 336 cases per 1000 population in 2015.

And there has also been a 50% reduction in total deaths from Malaria in health facilities.

This was revealed by the ministry of health, Permanent Secretary, Dr Jabbin Mulwanda, when he officially flagged off the distribution of Indoor Residues Spraying (IRS) and insecticides for the remaining five provinces that have not yet commenced the spraying campaign.

And the permanent secretary has recognised the Indoor Residue Spraying and Insecticide treated nets as the most effective tools for Malaria Prevention and Control.

Apart from reducing the Malaria burden the permanent secretary has cited many other benefits of Indoor residue spraying namely, reduction in the mosquito population and bites, peaceful night sleep for the family and good health which is prolonged for the family and community.

The insecticides and IRS will be distributed in Central, Copperbelt, Lusaka, North-Western and Western province.
The other five provinces namely, Northern, Muchinga, Luapula, Eastern and Southern have just completed the campaign and they have been described as successful.

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