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Costa Rica Continues its Efforts to Eliminate Malaria by 2025

The Ministry of Health, INCIENSA and the Costa Rican Social Security Fund, with the technical support of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) ...

WHO recommends use of first malaria vaccine for children

The World Health Organization endorsed the RTS,S/AS01 malaria vaccine for children, the first against the mosquito-borne disease that kills more than 400,000 a year. 

WHO wants to eradicate malaria in 25 countries by 2025

There are 87 countries affected by malaria, 46 of them have declared less than 10,000x cases in 2019, compared to 26 in 2000.

Costa Rica hopes to eliminate malaria in country by 2022

A WHO analysis published in 2016 named Costa Rica among 21 countries with the potential to eliminate malaria by 2020. 

Costa Rican health authorities declare malaria alert

Costa Rica had no malaria cases between 2012 and 2015, but this year has reported nine cases.

Bill Gates to give $500 million for malaria, other diseases

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. philanthropist Bill Gates on Sunday announced he will donate over $500 million to fight malaria and other infectious diseases in the developing world, saying the Ebola outbreak is a call to action.

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