Elimination of malaria on target

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BY BARNABAS MANEBONA

ONE of the big initiatives now is to eliminate malaria according to Solomon Islands Prime Minister Hon Rick Houenipwela.

The PM said this at his Press Conference after returning from visits to Australia and New Zealand.

“This is in line with the Asia Pacific Leaders Malaria Elimination Target of 2030 for the elimination of malaria,” said the PM.

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The PM elaborated that this was something they signed when he was in London this year discussing with Australia to support them towards the elimination of malaria.

“This includes working together to tackle the health crisis on non-communicable diseases (NCD’s) that is said to be accountable for the majority out of every ten (10) deaths in the country,” said the PM.

“NCD’s is a very big problem for Solomon Islands being an area to seriously look more into.”

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