Curing malaria

Timeliness and quality of treatment have major impacts on determining whether those suffering from malaria shall recover or not, and on the duration of the illness. The Zambian government is aware that prolonged illness deprives the nation and households of much-needed income and productivity, while also increasing health care costs. Death not only causes emotional pain, but also loss of skilled manpower and increased government and household expenditures. To avoid these economic losses, the Ministry of Health, through the NMCC, has invested significant resources in improving malaria treatment as the disease is the highest cause of death in the country.