World Health Organisation declares Sri Lanka malaria-free

WHO hails country’s ‘truly remarkable’ achievement after no locally transmitted cases of disease for three-and-a-half years

The World Health Organisation has certified Sri Lanka a malaria-free nation, in what it called a truly remarkable achievement.

WHO regional director Poonam Khetrapal Singh said in a statement that Sri Lanka had been among the most malaria-affected countries in the mid-20th century.

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