Malaria deaths surge in Africa amid fight against Covid-19

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A street in Kenya gets sterilised.
A street in Kenya gets sterilised.
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The World Health Organisation (WHO) is warning that malaria-related deaths in sub-Saharan Africa could more than double this year because of disruptions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The health emergency has shut down large-scale treatment and prevention programmes around the globe.

In Kenya, medical workers say many people suffering from malaria are staying away from health facilities.

Al Jazeera's Mohammed Adow reports from Nairobi, Kenya.

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