30 Apr 2018

Malaria expected to be eradicated from Vanuatu by 2028

8:25 pm on 30 April 2018

Vanuatu's Prime Minister Charlot Salwai says his country is expected to eradicate malaria in the country's 83 islands by 2028.

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He told the recent Malaria Summit in London teams of malaria personnel have been distributing anti mosquito nets throughout the country.

He thanked donor countries for their contributions which he said had contributed to the elimination of malaria in most islands.

He said there had been no new reports of malaria since 2014.

Mr Salwai called for more a united effort saying small countries including Vanuatu can defeat malaria together.