Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
Finishing off malaria, scourge of Sub-Saharan AfricaMalaria has long been one of the major killer diseases of our age. Roughly 90 percent of malaria cases and 92 percent of malaria deaths take place in just one region: Sub-Saharan Africa. Europe and North America live completely free of malaria. The U.S.-based Centers for Disease Control reports that, from 2008 to 2010, the number of children under the age of 5 infected with malaria dropped by 50 percent.Senegal is hoping to achieve pre-elimination (defined by the NMCP as fewer than five cases per 1,000 people annually) by 2020, with the WHO certifying malaria as fully eliminated from the country by 2030 . One of the LLF's first projects will be a $32 million malaria pre-elimination project in Senegal.As a result, 25 districts in five regions of Senegal will be helped in achieving malaria pre-elimination, directly or indirectly benefiting nearly 4 million people (about 25 percent of Senegal's total population).
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE