Malawi: Village Gets Award for Fighting Malaria Infection and Deaths

[VOA] Machinga -- Malawi had nearly 7 million malaria cases last year, more than a third of the population, with 2,500 lives lost to the mosquito-borne disease. However, one village has become a model for how to eradicate malaria and in June was honored as the first ever to have zero malaria cases for a whole year.
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