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El Salvador certified as malaria-free by WHO

March 2, 2021 - 10:10 -- Malaria World

 

World Health Organization News Release, 25 February 2021

El Salvador is first Central American country to achieve this status, third in all of the Americas in recent years

El Salvador today became the first country in Central America to be awarded a certification of malaria elimination by the World Health Organization (WHO). The certification follows more than 50 years of commitment by the Salvadoran government and people to ending the disease in a country with dense population and geography hospitable to malaria.

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