Can Gambia Do It?

Tiny Gambia is within reach of a huge milestone: becoming sub-Saharan Africa’s first malaria-free nation by 2020.

Since 2011, malaria parasite prevalence in under-5s in the country fell from 4% to 0.2% and new malaria cases fell 40% (from 262,000 to 155,450), the National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP) reports.

The Catch: More donors are needed for the “last mile”—a funding gap to the tune of over $25 million, according to NMCP head Balla Kandeh.

Source: Reuters

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