Malaria infections spreading in crisis-ridden Venezuela


Las Claritas, Bolivar state, Venezuela – The health clinic in the mining town of Las Claritas has broken windows and a sign informing patients that “malaria treatments are not available until further notice”.

Jose Grifon sits on the ground a few metres from the clinic’s door, his pallid face full of desperation. His friend sits silently beside him, his head between his knees, his body shivering.

Read my article for Al Jazeera.

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