Concerning malaria elimination – what can nigeria learn from sri lanka and botswana?

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Author: 
Adaeze Chidinma Oreh
Abstract: 

This article provides a perspective to the issue of malaria elimination in countries like Nigeria that remain burdened by the infection. As there is an increasing emphasis on global eradication of the disease, several strategies should be highlighted and explored as possible means of strengthening the elimination efforts in high-burden countries in addition to protecting lower-burden countries from the spread of the disease. Countries like Sri Lanka have succeeded in eliminating the disease, while countries like Botswana are showing increased progress towards elimination. This paper serves to highlight strategies that have proven useful in successful elimination campaign efforts and point at the need for their uptake to strengthen control and elimination efforts in countries like Nigeria.

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