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Belize certified malaria-free by WHO

21 Jun 2023

The World Health Organization (WHO) certified Belize as malaria-free on 21 June 2023. 

Belize is the fourth country in the Americas and the second in Central America to be certified as free of malaria in the last 5 years.

Malaria elimination certification is granted by the WHO when a country has:

  • shown that transmission of malaria in that country has been interrupted for at least three consecutive years
  • demonstrated the capacity to prevent malaria transmission re-occurring

See the Malaria page for further information on the disease.