Dzumeri- Unicef has taken the campaign against malaria to Dzumeri villages

Photo by UNICEF

By: Giyani View reporter

Unicef Goodwill Ambassador Yvonne Chakachaka and Limpopo Health MEC Phophi Ramathuba have taken the campaign against malaria to Dzumeri villages outside Giyani.

The aim of the campaign is to educate the communities and strengthen health care in the villages, which is amongst the areas where cases of malaria have been reported.

Areas in the Mopani District have recorded high numbers of cases of malaria.

Regions in the Limpopo province, especially those lying towards the north and bordering SADC countries, have recorded higher than usual cases of malaria this year as compared to previous years.

In the past three weeks, clinics and hospitals around areas such as Giyani, Phalaborwa and some parts of the Waterberg, have tested and confirmed cases of malaria.

About 2800 people have tested positive in the past three weeks.