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    Oct 2016
    Mfuwe, Zambia
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    Default Re: Travel Zambia with three kids

    Quote Originally Posted by SANZ View Post
    Dear Ozranger, I am a Medical Doctor and adding further perspective to your anecdotal experience. I also note your use of the word "yet" and hope that remains the case in the future.

    Zambia Malaria deaths for under 5's in 2019: 38460
    which represents 61.7 deaths per 1000 live births.

    WHO World Malaria Report 2023/Unicef 2019


    That is 6 deaths per 100 live births.
    I did use the word "yet" as it is really just a matter of time before he contracts Malaria, we are careful but it's impossible to fully protect from all mosquito bites. I'm not in any way trying to down play the threat of Malaria so don't shoot me here. I'm giving a perspective of someone with kids the same age who lives in a high malarial area and travels with them. Living here we also don't have the protection of profolactics.
    Every parent needs to weigh up the risk for their children with everything they do with the information they have, so I thought getting perspectives from people who actually live there on the ground that deal with it daily might be of value.
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