Posted by: africanpressorganization | 28 February 2009

Malaria control efforts in Africa.







control efforts in Africa.


NEW YORK, February 28, 2009/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Daily press briefing by the office of the spokesperson for the UN secretary-general



The Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Malaria, Ray Chambers, today issued a new report on malaria control efforts in Africa.


According to that report, more than 40 per cent of the sub-Saharan African population now has access to long-lasting insecticide-treated mosquito nets, compared to less than 10 per cent in 2005.  But Chambers cautioned that a more intensive effort will be needed to achieve the Secretary-General’s goal of providing all endemic African countries with malaria control interventions by the end of 2010.


SOURCE : United Nations – Office of the Spokesperson of the Secretary-General


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