Botswana Experiences Malaria Reduction

Botswana has seen a reduction in malaria cases, the Ministry of Health has announced.

Disclosing this at the weekend, National Malaria Programme Co-coordinator, Tjantilili Mosweunyane said  6, 580 malaria cases were reported by this month, showing a reduction from the previous year's 9, 242 reported cases by the end of March.

She said districts had reported the cases from malarial zones and that none of the districts in the southern part of the country was affected, as in the previous year.
Recently, it was reported that an advanced malaria vaccine could be available by 2012. The vaccine is still in the second phase of trials. In a trial performed on young children in Mozambique it showed that it could reduce severe malaria by 49 percent.

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