Celebrating a Malaria-FREE Sri Lanka

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Celebrating a Malaria-FREE Sri Lanka

Postby jufel » Fri Sep 09, 2016 7:03 am

Sri Lanka today received official ‘malaria-free’ certification from the World Health Organization (WHO) for successfully eliminating the disease, following decades of efforts to control it.

WHO grants malaria-free certification when a country has proven that the chain of local transmission has been interrupted nationwide for at least three consecutive years. The final recorded case of local malaria transmission in Sri Lanka took place in 2012.

Congratulations Sri Lanka!

 

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