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.


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