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Thursday, 21 July 2016 - 13:28
SL Receives WHO Certification As Filariasis-Free Country
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Sri Lanka today (21) received the Certification on Elimination of Lymphatic Filariasis from the World Health Organization (WHO), as Sri Lanka has successfully brought down the microfilaria rate to less than 1%, the Health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senarathna stated.

Globally, 120 million people are affected with lymphatic filariasis across 71 countries, of which 50% are residing in the WHO South-East Asian Region (SEAR). 

In May 2016, Sri Lanka and Maldives became the first countries in the WHO South-East Asia Region to be officially declared ‘filariasis free’.

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