World Health Organization’s E-2025 Initiative
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World Health Organization’s E-2025 Initiative

The ‘E-2025 Initiative’ of World Health Organization has identified 25 countries across the globe including 3 from African continent with the potential to eradicate malaria by 2025. This comes ahead of World Malaria Day which is marked annually on 25th Apr. The WHO congratulated the growing number of countries that are participating and achieving zero cases of malaria. The new initiative launched aims to stop the transmission of the disease in 25 more countries by 2025. In 2019, 46 countries, out of 87 countries, reported fewer malaria cases as compared to 26 countries in 2000. Launched in 2017, the E-2020 initiative of WHO. Following the success of E-2020, the WHO has launched the E-2025 initiative where it has identified 25 countries that have the potential to eliminate malaria with the 5-year timeline. These countries will receive technical and on-ground support by the WHO and its partners.