Rwanda's Fight Against Malaria Rewarded

Feb 4, 2014 | allAfrica.com

Rwanda was among seven other African nations recognized for their fight against malaria at the official opening ceremony of the African Union Summit of Heads of states at the African union headquarters in Ethiopia.

The African Leaders Malaria Alliance Awards for Excellence in Vector Control are given out every year to countries that have made a significant step in trying to prevent the spread of malaria on the continent.

For a country to be awarded it should have demonstrated exemplary leadership in maintaining at least 95% coverage year round of Long-Lasting Insecticidal Nets and or Indoor Residual Spraying interventions, the most important tools in preventing malaria.

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