How Universal Health Coverage Led to Algeria Being Malaria-Free

Algeria is the second African country after Mauritius to be officially recognized by the World Health Organisation as malaria-free. The certification is granted when a country proves that it has interrupted indigenous transmission of the disease for at least 3 consecutive years. Dr Akpaka Kalu, WHO representative, speaks with allAfrica's Nontobeko Mlambo about Universal Health Coverage, funding and how great leadership is key to achieving malaria-free status.

Indoor residual spraying in Tamanrasset Province: effective vector control is one of the key components of Algeria's elimination success.

Dr. Kalu serves as WHO Coordinator of Malaria Action.

Algeria reported its last cases of indigenous malaria in 2013 and 2010.

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