Last updateSam, 24 Jan 2015 10pm

Bio larva-killing plant to eradicate malaria

Brazzaville to host bio larva-killing plant to eradicate malaria - A bio-larva killing plant aimed at tackling the scourge of malaria is to be cited in the Congolese capital city of Brazzaville, according to the representative of Cuban firm Labiofam, Felix Quintanar Pulido.

Pulido, who made the announcement here Tuesday, said the plant would contribute to the fight against malaria.

The establishment of the plant is part of an extensive programme to battle malaria, which kills hundreds, especially children, in Congo and elsewhere across Africa.

According to official figures, malaria is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in Congo, particularly for children under 5 as well as pregnant women.

A Cuban mission to Congo is to conduct an exploration study to identify the site for the plant, the first of its kind in Central Africa.

PANA reported that the Cuban government and its Congolese counterpart signed an agreement in November 2013 to cooperate in the fight against malaria.

Pana 27/02/2014