KENYA RECORDS PROGRESS IN MALARIA ELIMINATION
Written by thereachfm on December 18, 2019
Government of Kenya says it has recorded progress in malaria elimination due to the adoption of a vaccine, treated nets in households and improved management of the disease.
The acting Director-General of the Ministry of Health, John Wekesa said the malaria vaccine known as RTS,S was launched in the western Kenyan county of Homa Bay by the Ministry of Health and WHO.
Wekesa said Kenya would scale up investment in malaria prevention and treatment programmes targeting high burden counties in western parts of the country and the coastal region.