Senegal Achieves Significant Results in Malaria Control

Nov 4, 2010 | Roll Back Malaria

Senegal's malaria control efforts have enabled the country to significantly reduce malaria-related morbidity and mortality, according to Focus on Senegal, a report released today by the National Malaria Control Program (NMCP) as part of the Roll Back Malaria Partnership (RBM) Progress and Impact series.

Senegal's health minister, the Honourable Modou Diagne Fada, summarized the results as follows: "Senegal's northern areas could be malaria-free in the next few years. Indeed, some districts have already achieved this impressive goal, with less than one case of malaria per thousand people at risk. This is the first time that our country has achieved a level of malaria control that put malaria elimination within reach."

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