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Parassitologia. 1999 Sep;41(1-3):355-60.

Overview of malaria control in the Americas.

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Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization, Washington, DC 20037, USA.


The malaria endemic countries of the Americas have adopted in 1992 the WHO Global Malaria Control Strategy whose difficulties of implementation have been compounded to a major reform in the health sector, as the countries adjust to conform to financial scarcity and new economic policies. Most countries of the Region have reoriented its control program from eradication of malaria to the elimination of malaria mortality and morbidity. The Region has advanced towards these objectives having already reduced its mortality by 60% and is now in the final stages of applying new tools to control transmission and rapidly advance to reduce the incidence of malaria in the Americas.

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