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21 Nations, Including 6 African Countries, Could Eliminate Malaria By 2020, WHO Says In Report Marking World Day

Agence France-Presse: Six African nations could be malaria-free by 2020: WHO
“Six countries in Africa, the continent where malaria is most widespread, could be free of the disease by 2020, according to a WHO report published Monday to mark World Malaria Day…” (4/25).

Deutsche Welle: More than 20 countries could be malaria-free by 2020
“… ‘WHO estimates that 21 countries are in a position to achieve this goal, including six countries in the African Region, where the burden of the disease is heaviest,” the U.N.’s health body said in a statement on Monday marking World Malaria Day…” (Winter, 4/25).

VOA News: Report: Six African Nations Could be Malaria-free by 2020
“…The six countries in Africa that could be rid of malaria by 2020 are Algeria, Botswana, Cape Verde, Comoros, South Africa, and Swaziland. … While the outlook is promising, the group cautioned that nearly half of the world’s population — around 3.2 billion people — are still at risk of contracting malaria…” (4/25).

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