02 Jul 2021

Malaria-free certification: China

The World Health Organization has awarded China a certification of malaria elimination Malaria-free certification: China

On 30 June 2021, the World Health Organization (WHO) awarded a certificate of malaria elimination to China [1]. Certification of malaria elimination is the official recognition of a country’s malaria-free status. WHO grants the certification when a country has demonstrated, with rigorous, credible evidence, that the chain of indigenous malaria transmission by Anopheles mosquitoes has been interrupted nationwide for at least the past three consecutive years. A country must also demonstrate that a fully functional surveillance and response system is in place to prevent the re-establishment of transmission [1, 2].

Globally 40 countries and territories have now achieved malaria-free status [1].

The Country Information page for China and the Public Health England Advisory Committee on Malaria Prevention guidelines will be updated in due course to reflect that malaria is no longer a risk in this country.


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