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Paraguay is malaria-free, says WHO
eMediNexus,  12 June 2018
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The World Health Organization (WHO) has certified Paraguay as having eliminated malaria, the first country in the Americas to be granted this status since Cuba in 1973. “It gives me great pleasure today to certify that Paraguay is officially free of malaria. Success stories like Paraguay’s show what is possible. If malaria can be eliminated in one country, it can be eliminated in all countries,” said Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director General, in a recorded statement.

Paraguay was identified as one of 21 countries with the potential to eliminate malaria by 2020 in 2016. Through the “E-2020 initiative,” WHO is supporting these countries as they scale up activities to become malaria-free … (WHO, June 11, 2018).


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