The Kakamega government has asked the National Malaria Control Unit to provide more drugs to fight an outbreak.
Health executive Peninna Mukabane yesterday said antimalarial medicine in rural health facilities is insufficient.
“We have launched a Sh2.5 million campaign to fight malaria and adequate medicine is critical for its success,” she said in her office.
Twelve children aged between six months and six years died at the County General Hospital 10 days ago.
Thirty seven children have died of malaria at the hospital in the last two months.