Sri Lanka’s Efforts To Eliminate Malaria Could Be Model For Other Asian Nations
CNN: Can Sri Lanka show the world how to to end malaria?
“…Sri Lanka’s status of ridding itself of [malaria] was against the odds according to some experts, due to the country having had high burdens of the disease, its status as a low to middle-income country, regular movement of people between the island and India, and more than 20 years of civil conflict that only recently came to an end. But they managed to do it — and set a precedent for malaria control in other parts of the tropics. … The challenge now is keeping the parasite away and maintaining this status…” (Senthilingam, 9/7).