Swaziland makes progress in quest to eliminate malaria

2015-11-18 14:53
File: AP

File: AP

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Johannesburg - An international health expert says Swaziland could eliminate malaria by the end of 2016 or in early 2017, likely making it the first mainland country in sub-Saharan Africa to get rid of the deadly disease.

Richard Feachem, director of the Global Health Group at the University of California in San Francisco, said on Tuesday that Namibia, Botswana and South Africa are also making "excellent progress" toward eliminating malaria.

Feachem, whose group has worked to curb malaria, told The Associated Press by telephone from Swaziland that the small mountain kingdom would have to have zero cases for three years and undergo a UN World Health Organisation audit to certify the disease has been eliminated within its borders.

He said the Indian Ocean nations of Mauritius and the Seychelles are malaria-free.

Read more on:    swaziland  |  southern africa

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.