KIGALI, Rwanda

Malaria remains the leading cause of death in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Doctors Without Borders (MFS) said Saturday.

In a message to mark World Malaria Day, the group said more than 13,000 deaths from malaria were recorded in 2019 in the DR Congo.

“The most affected by malaria are children below 5 years. Rural areas are the most affected due to insecurity and difficulties in accessing health facilities,” MFS said in a statement.

In North Kivu area, in Mweso health zone and the Walikale territory, malaria is among the three most frequent diseases, according to the health

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