Ngamiland district has recorded an alarming number of 618 cases of Malaria and six deaths during the past six months.
Okavango District Health Management Team received 536 cases and four deaths while Ngami DHMT recorded 82 cases with two deaths.
When officially opening the North West District Council, the Council Chairman Lathang Molonda appealed to members of the house to participate in mobilising the community to cooperate during spraying seasons as the exercise can immensely contribute in reducing the rising cases.
“You will agree with me that the acceptance of Indoor Residual Spray (IRS) is a major factor which is significantly influenced by mobilising the community.”
He said the number might have been expedited by high prolonged rains that led to the stagnation of water pools in surroundings.
“We haven’t complied the ages of those who were affected but what we must strive on is reducing the number of cases,” replied Molonda when questioned by this publication.
He however encouraged communities to clean both their residential and surroundings at all times.
On the issue of Ebola Virus, Molonda pointed out that they have not received any case but that the DHMT remains vigilant and alert to the threat and have put measures in place to quarantine and manage any cases or suspected cases of patients with the Ebola Virus.