Covid could derail efforts to eradicate malaria in Pacific, health experts warn

Region faces thousands of deaths if intervention measures disrupted as Australia urged to makes coronavirus vaccines available to neighbours

The global Covid-19 pandemic could derail efforts to control and eradicate malaria across the Pacific, with the potential for thousands of new cases and deaths, health experts have warned.

Malaria, one of the oldest diseases on Earth, remains one of its most significant killers: the mosquito-borne disease still kills 400,000 people a year, most of those children under five.

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