International Malaria Day marked here

International Malaria Day marked today across the nation under the theme: “Still More Endeavors to further Reduce Malaria Infection.” The Day is being marked in Eritrea for the 10th times and for the 3rd times at the global level.
Asmara, 25 April 2010 - International Malaria Day marked today across the nation under the theme: “Still More Endeavors to further Reduce Malaria Infection.” The Day is being marked in Eritrea for the 10th times and for the 3rd times at the global level.

In a statement it issued in connection with the Day, the Ministry of Health indicated that the Day is being marked at a time when the country effectively implemented two strategic plans ranging to 5 years each on the one hand, and while concerted action is being taken to proceed to the pre-elimination phase on the other.  It further pointed out that Eritrea has become one of the few exemplary countries that controlled the disease. No malaria infection was witnessed in the nation over the past 10 years, it elucidated. 

The statement went on to outline the various mechanisms that need to be effectively employed so as to completely eliminate the epidemic.  It also underlined that the dramatic reduction in the spread of the infection in the period from 2000 to 2009 is the outcome of the coordinated endeavors exerted on the part of all institutions and the general public.

The statement underlined that despite the fact that malaria infection has reduced by 90%, still enhanced efforts are, nonetheless, required from every citizen so as to completely eradicate the disease.