Health minister advocates fight against malaria

Dr Edwin Dikoloti PIC. THALEFANG CHARLES
Dr Edwin Dikoloti PIC. THALEFANG CHARLES

The Minister of Health, Edwin Dikoloti said the country has made incredible progress towards eliminating malaria in the last decade.

Speaking at the World Malaria commemoration day at Letlhakeng village recently, Dikoloti said sustaining gains will take extra effort until the job is completed to eliminate malaria in the country. He said they have managed to reduce the incidence of malaria from 28.7/1,000 population in 2001 to 0.30/1,000 population in 2022.

“The theme for World Malaria Day 2022 is 'Advance Equity. Build Resilience. End Malaria.'; a theme that I find to be appropriate and fitting, as it seeks to not only encourage individuals, [but also] governments, institutions, and the private sector across the world to make a commitment to saving millions more lives. It also helps communities and economies to thrive by ending malaria.

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