The WHO certifies China malaria-free

06 July 2021

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The World Health Organization (WHO) has certified China as having eliminated malaria, the first country in the WHO Western Pacific Region to be awarded the certification in more than three decades.

Globally, 40 countries and territories have been granted a malaria-free certification from WHO, including, most recently, El Salvador in 2021, Algeria and Argentina in 2019, and Paraguay and Uzbekistan in 2018.

Source: WHO, 30 June 2021