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Eliminating malaria: following Sri Lanka’s lead

BMJ 2016; 355 doi: (Published 20 October 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;355:i5517

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Re: Eliminating malaria: following Sri Lanka’s lead

Contribution of the Citizenry

As humanity is gradually inching towards the unattainable goal of conquering various diseases that afflict human beings, the ' remarkable ' news from Sri Lanka, the island nation in the Indian Ocean, about
eliminating malaria from its domain, is certainly a milestone. In this process a multitude of factors acted synergistically.

Not to be ignored is the unusually high level of literary sophistication of the twenty million population which painlessly and noiselessly contributed to the final historic outcome.

Competing interests: No competing interests

03 November 2016
A.A.W. Amarasinghe
Medical Officer of Health, Hambantota Distrct, Sri Lanka 1967/68.
Mcdonough. Georgia 30253, USA