The Ministry of Health has distributed the new malaria drug,
Coartem, to districts in order to stop the use of the
parasite-resistant chloroquine and fansidar.
Moyo district director of health services Dr. Seraphine Adibaku said
half of the patients in hospitals had malaria and the Government had
changed the dose to Coartem, which is more effective.
"It is a very expensive drug but so effective against malaria," he said.
Adibaku asked district leaders to sensitise the public about the drug.