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14 Jan 2024

Cape Verde Is The Fourth African Nation to Eliminate Malaria

Cape Verde, with no malaria cases since 2017, joins Algeria, Morocco, and Mauritius[ as malaria-free African countries](https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2024/jan/12/cape-verde-becomes-fourth-african-country-to-eliminate-malaria). The archipelago's strategy included free treatments, systematic surveillance, and continuous efforts to maintain a malaria-free status. The WHO applauds Cape Verde's dedication, highlighting the global fight against malaria and the promise of a malaria-free future with new tools like vaccines.