Six African nations could be malaria-free by 2020: WHO

One of the goals of the WHO's 2016-2030 programme against malaria is to wipe out the disease in at least 10 countries by the end of this decade. FILE PHOTO | JACOB OWITI | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Europe, Central Asia and the Caucasus eradicated malaria in 2015, according to a WHO report published earlier this month.
  • Nine out of 10 deaths from the disease in 2015 came from sub-Saharan Africa, the report said.

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