By Evaline Namuwaya, 29 September 2012
Rwanda and her neighbouring countries have agreed to develop a cross border strategy to control the spread of malaria and its elimination in the region.
Cross border infections could be hindering achieving malaria elimination from the regional countries
This was one of the recommendations made at the just-concluded Rwanda Malaria Forum held in Kigali.
According to reports, cross border infections could be hindering achieving malaria elimination from the regional countries.
According to statistics from the Ministry of Health, Rwanda's ten border districts have a higher prevalence of the disease compared to the rest, thereby hampering the progress made in combating the disease.
The forum also agreed to ensure that 90 per cent of the population at risk of malaria will have access to locally appropriate vector control interventions based on evidence.It was also agreed that there will be gradual strengthening of surveillance through investigation and classification in all low endemic districts .....