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Gambia: Gambia Nears 'Last Mile' of Malaria Elimination

[Daily Observer] Through international investment and a strong Gambian-led campaign, The Gambia has seen a significant drop in the prevalence of malaria and of new infections of the disease. With a prevalence of only 0.2 percent, the country can now see a clear path to 'no new cases' of malaria by the year 2020.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news

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Source: FEBS Journal - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
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Source: Genomics Proteomics ... - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Tags: Front Pharmacol Source Type: research
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Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
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