The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared that Algeria and Argentina are now free of malaria. This means that there has not been a single case of anyone catching the disease in either country over the past three years. .
Algeria is the second country in Africa to be officially recognised as malaria-free, after Mauritius, which was certified in 1973, the WHO says. It puts the success down to work “ensuring no-one was left behind in getting the services they needed to prevent, detect and cure the disease”. .
. “Algeria and Argentina have eliminated malaria thanks to the unwavering commitment and perseverance of the people and leaders of both countries. Their success serves as a model for other countries working to end this disease once and for all.”” said Dr Tedros Adhanom, WHO Director-General, said.