Network seeks to build better in bid to fight diseases in urban settlements
Nairobi, 11 April 2019—A meeting bringing together scientists and built environment specialists has been told that Africa had 200 million malaria cases and 403,000 deaths from the same in 2017. This means that Africa accounted for 92% of the global malaria cases and 93% of malaria deaths, the meeting was further informed.
The two day conference was held under the auspices of BOVA (building-out vector-borne diseases) network. BOVA is an interdisciplinary network focusing on preventing vector-borne diseases such as malaria, dengue and zika through improving the built environment.