Sierra Leone: Fears of malaria spike during pandemic

Doctors warn that Sierra Leone is facing a malaria crisis, worsened by the arrival of COVID-19.

Malaria season has started in Africa and doctors in Sierra Leone are warning that parents avoiding healthcare during the pandemic could lead to more infant deaths.

The aid agency Doctors Without Borders, known by its French initials MSF, says children are arriving at hospitals severely malnourished and there are fears of a malaria crisis.

Al Jazeera’s Sara Khairat reports.