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South Africa puts 14.5m rand into malaria surveillance system

Project will examine how well indoor spraying that started in 2019 has reduced transmission

South Africa’s health department has granted the country’s medical research council 14.5 million rand (US$850,000) over two years to implement a malaria surveillance system.

Malaria is not widespread in South Africa. But it does occur in provinces that border the wetter, warmer countries to the east and north where the parasitic disease is more common.

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