Hospitals and clinics, already challenged by insufficient personnel and inadequate equipment and medicines, are additionally being crippled by the disruption to daily life and damage to facilities that are caused by conflict. Thus health facilities, whether hospitals or clinics, have an even greater struggle to offer services to local populations. Diseases then take an even greater toll. In addition, the movements of populations can also spread disease.
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WHO’s World Malaria Report 2016 reveals that children and pregnant women in sub-Saharan Africa have greater access to effective malaria control. Across the region, a steep increase in diagnostic testing for children and preventive treatment for pregnant women has been reported over the last 5 years. Among all populations at risk of malaria, the use of insecticide-treated nets has expanded rapidly.
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