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‘No indigenous cases of malaria since 2011’

‘No indigenous cases of malaria since 2011’

Malaria was 1 of the main public well being issues in Oman. In 1991, the national malaria eradication programme was launched in the governorates of North and South Sharqiyah as a pilot project.

The programme resulted in a outstanding drop in the quantity of cases top to interruption of malaria transmission in 2004.

WHO has stated that the national programme saw application of vector manage (primarily larvaciding), early case detection and prompt (radical) therapy.

“The success of the programme enabled its expansion to other governorates in a phased manner, with the goal of reaching an annual parasite incidence (API) of 1/10,000 population by 2000.”

The Ministry of Health (MoH), in collaboration with WHO, is documenting this good results primarily based on proof to get certification for malaria elimination in line with Oman’s National Strategy for Prevention or Re-establishment of Malaria Transmission 2019-23.

A current mission by the WHO specialist Dr Mikhail Ejov, held in between April six and 11, was yet another step in joint efforts with MoH’s Directorate General for Disease Surveillance and Control, focusing on progress, crucial interventions for surveillance and response to avoid the re-establishment of neighborhood transmission of malaria.

Dr Ejov discussed documentation on interruption of the indigenous transmission of malaria all through the nation.

Globally, an estimated three.3bn folks are at threat of malaria, of whom 1.2bn are at higher threat. Yet malaria is an completely preventable and treatable mosquito-borne illness, stated WHO.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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