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18 Dec 2023

Ghana Set to Start Malaria Elimination in 2024

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Following successful malaria vaccine trials, Ghana's health official [announces a shift](https://www.semafor.com/article/12/13/2023/ghana-malaria-elimination-phase-2024) from control to elimination phase. The WHO-approved RTS,S vaccine piloted four years ago led to significant reductions in malaria cases and fatalities. Malaria hampers Africa's economic growth by 1.3% annually due to related absenteeism and public health measures.