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El Salvador's journey to malaria elimination

December 10, 2020 - 11:16 -- Malaria World


By Nothing but Nets, 30 November 2020

In 2020, El Salvador marked a major milestone in its long fight against malaria. It is the first Central American country to reach zero cases of malaria for three consecutive years and apply for the World Health Organization malaria-free certification. 

Although El Salvador has been heavily impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, it continues its efforts to prevent the re-establishment of malaria transmission.

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