On World Malaria Day, the Ministry of Public Health said that in 2022 malaria cases increased by 45 percent from 2021 in Afghanistan.
"In the last year we had 125,788 positive cases of malaria," said Shrafat Zaman Amarkhil, spokesman for the Ministry of Public Health.
The World Health Organization Afghanistan tweeted that about 90 percent of cases are from 4 eastern provinces: Nangarhar, Laghman, Kunar, and Nuristan.
Meanwhile, some doctors at the Infectious Diseases Hospital in Kabul said that each day 2 to 3 malaria-affected patients come to the hospital.
Abdul Rahman is 40 and a doctor at the Infectious Diseases Hospital said that he has malaria.
"During Ramadan my situation was not bad like this but during Eid I was not good," said Abdul Rahman, a patient.
The WHO said in a report that many people at high risk of malaria still do not have access to the services needed to prevent, diagnose and treat the disease.
The Ministry of Public Health said that to deal with this disease, the cooperation of international institutions is needed.