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Eliminating malaria in southeast Asia requires more attention on adolescent girls

October 16, 2021 - 20:14 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Poku-Awuku A, Banerji J, de Lauwerier VB, Menendez C, Gonzalez R, Pons-Duran C
Reference: 
Lancet Child Adolesc Health. 2021 Oct 8:S2352-4642(21)00307-2

Malaria is one of the leading causes of death among adolescent girls in southeast Asia. Young adolescent girls (aged 10–14 years), for whom malaria is the eighth highest cause of mortality, are most affected.

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