South Africa appears to be winning the war on malaria and is on track to eliminate the transmission of the disease by 2023, says a senior government health official. Sunday marks World Malaria Day, which celebrates the global progress in stopping the spread of malaria, with the theme “Zero Malaria – Drawing the Line Against Malaria”. The World Health Organisation (WHO) this week launched an initiative to stop the transmission of malaria across 25 countries, including South Africa and North Korea, by 2025. According to the director of malaria and other vector-borne diseases at the national department of health, Patrick…

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