Sri Lanka is malaria free : WHO

Q.  Which country was declared Malaria free at the 69th Session of the WHO Regional Committee for SE Asia Region in Colombo?
- Published on 07 Sep 16

a. Sri Lanka
b. Malaysia
c. India
d. Pakistan

ANSWER: Sri Lanka
 
Sri Lanka is malaria free : WHOThe announcement was made at the 69th Session of the WHO Regional Committee for SE Asia region underway in Colombo.
  • WHO on 5th September declared Sri Lanka malaria free after certifying the life threatening disease has been completely eliminated in the island
  • Sri Lanka has developed well calibrated, responsive policies and changes in strategy
  • Sri Lanka‚Äôs Mathriapala Sirisena and Ministry of Public Health of the DPRK were also felicitated with Excellence in Public Health Awards at the function by WHO
  • With regard to Malaysia, India is currently in the control phase
  • It is working to reach pre-elimination by 2017 and compete elimination thereafter according to a 2015 report of the WHO

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