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Last week at MalariaWorld: Sri Lanka declared malaria free

September 30, 2016 - 10:26 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Malaria elimination in Sri Lanka
This month the World Health Organisation declared Sri Lanka malaria free. Sri Lanka managed to stay free of malaria for the past three years and has now officially eliminated malaria. It nearly eliminated malaria back in 1963 as well when there were only 17 cases of malaria in that year. But it did not finish the job completely and malaria returned with vengeance. But this time Sri Lanka has been successful. A great achievement! Read more about malaria elimination in Sri Lanka in the following articles:
Mortality and causes of death: 2015 and 2030
Medigo has developed an Infographic that compares causes of mortality and death between 2015 and the predictions of 2030. It gives an impression how global health is likely to develop over the next 14 years. Read the Infographic “Mortality and causes of death: 2015 and 2030” here.

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