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17 Dec 2018

Weekly epidemiological record: WHO procedures for certification of malaria elimination

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WHO procedures for certification of malaria elimination

Malaria elimination is defined as the reduction to zero of the incidence of infection caused by human malaria parasites1 in a defined geographical area as a result of deliberate efforts. Certification of malaria elimination is the official recognition of the achievement of malaria elimination in a specific country. It is granted by WHO when it has been proved, beyond reasonable doubt, that the chain of local malaria transmission by Anopheles mosquitoes has been fully interrupted throughout the country for at least 3 consecutive years. The procedures currently in place for
WHO certification of malaria elimination are summarized in this document.