n South African Medical Journal - Preventing disease and saving lives : the malaria season is upon us : issues in medicine : forum

Volume 101, Issue 12
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



Over the past decade, the National Department of Health (DoH) has focused intense efforts on preventing the local transmission of malaria, and on ensuring the prompt and effective management of cases, especially in the endemic provinces. The DoH has recorded significant success in reducing the burden of malaria through the implementation of its key interventions: Vector Control, Case Management, Surveillance, Health Promotion, and Epidemic Preparedness and Response.

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