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Sri Lanka free of malaria

Case study

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WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia

Sri Lanka free of malaria

Publication details

Number of pages: 76
Publication date: 2017
Languages: English
ISBN: 978 92 9022 627 7

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Overview

This report describes one of the most important of all recent regional and global health achievements – the elimination of malaria in Sri Lanka. The country has grappled with the scourge of malaria since ancient times. However, Sri Lanka has reported no indigenous cases of malaria for the past four years, and in 2016, the World Health Organization certified the country as malaria-free.