PM confirms that Cabo Verde will be recognised as a malaria-free country during visit of WHO director-general

Praia, Jan 10 (Inforpress) – The Prime Minister confirmed on Wednesday in Praia that Cabo Verde will be recognised as a malaria-free country during the visit of the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Ghebreyesus.

The director-general of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Tedros Ghebreyesus, will begin a two-day working visit to Cabo Verde this Thursday, the 11th, in “recognition of the health indicators that the country has demonstrated in recent years”.

“This is a historic milestone, because it wasn’t like this in the past and we have to remember that there was a period when Cabo Verde had a very high incidence of malaria (…), especially in the 1940s,” said Ulisses Correia, speaking to journalists after chairing the opening ceremony of the commemorative session to mark the fifth anniversary of the creation of the Independent Health Regulatory Authority (ERIS).

According to the Chief Executive, this certification represents the path of a “resilient” country that has made this fight a priority and that has achieved gains in terms of health protection and in terms of reputation.

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