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Cape Verde declared malaria free

Posted on AllSides January 18th, 2024
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Cape Verde has reached a milestone not seen in sub-Saharan Africa in 50 years. The World Health Organization declared that Cape Verde, an island nation off the coast of West Africa, has not reported any locally-transmitted cases of malaria in three years. This is due to the country "strengthening its health systems and increasing access to diagnosis and treatment of all cases," BBC News said. In 2022, more than 580,000 people in Africa died of malaria, a mosquito-borne disease. Cape Verde has nine inhabited islands, and health officials stepped up monitoring of...

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