Madagascar needs $22.4 million by June to implement the first emergency control campaign. Should the funds not be available on time, the plague will persist several years, warns FAO.
50,000 vaccines are available, augmented by an emergency order for 246,500 more, including 100,000 for routine vaccinations and 146,500 for the measles outbreak in Bangui.
According to the findings of an inter-agency emergency food security assessment, harvest prospects indicate extreme below-average production as drought conditions intensify.
Malaria accounts for about a third of outpatient consultations, is the leading cause of death among children under five and also a leading cause of school absenteeism in DR Congo.