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Paraguay’s Experience Eliminating Malaria Offers Blueprint For Other Latin American Countries, World

The Hill: A breakthrough for malaria elimination starts in the Americas
Richard Feachem, director of the Global Health Group at the University of California, San Francisco

“…Paraguay’s steady commitment to prioritize malaria elimination offers an adaptable blueprint for others to follow. … While country ownership is critical for progress against malaria, significant commitments from the U.S. and other governments, from the private sector, and from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, are essential if we are to achieve the ultimate ambition of ending malaria worldwide. … Success in Paraguay demonstrates what is possible with a dedicated national elimination effort, strong commitment, and leadership at all levels, and an effective, evidence-based approach. Latin American countries are helping to shrink the malaria map, and bringing the world closer to our ultimate goal of malaria eradication. We must continue to support them and all countries still fighting malaria. We must remain resolute until elimination is achieved in all countries and the whole world is finally malaria-free, like Paraguay” (7/9).

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