Malaria Infection Rate in The Gambia drops to Zero – Report

Gambia's Health Minister, Dr Omar Sey.

Gambia has registered significant achievement in its fight against Malaria, Africa’s most killer disease, with its infection rate dropping from 4 percent in 2010 to 0.1 percent in 2015.

According to APA News, this development is contained in a report published recently by the National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP). The report shows the decline of the disease infection rates in all the respective regions in the country.

According to the report, the reduction of the infection rate is as a result of the distribution of Mosquito nets throughout the country during the past five years. These nets have helped to prevent mosquito bites and to stop the vector from circulating the disease.

The report further points out that the drastic reduction of Malaria in the country is an indication of the government concern in the provision of primary health care services to the citizenry.

The Gambia, a Malaria endemic nation, has been actively combating the disease over the years.

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