A third of malaria-affected countries on path to eradicating disease

Woman protected by an insecticide net

Nearly a third of the 108 countries affected by malaria are on course to eliminating the disease in the next decade, according to a new global report on malaria.

The Roll Back Malaria Partnership together with the World Health Organization authored the report.

It reveals how three countries, including Morocco and Turkmenistan, have been declared malaria free.

In Africa alone, interventions in the past ten years have saved millions of lives.

WHO's Eric Mouzin says malaria-control measures have been instrumental.

“We have been able to support country programmes worldwide and in Africa to deliver interventions to the populations and that means bringing mosquito nets so that children can sleep every single night under the net and bringing rapid diagnostic testing so we know if the fever case is a malaria case and bringing combination therapies so that people can be treated.”

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