WHO Certified Azerbaijan and Tajikistan free of Malaria

Published on April 03, 2023
Current Context: The World Health Organization (WHO) has certified Azerbaijan and Tajikistan to have eliminated Malaria in their territories. Certification of malaria elimination is the official recognition of a country's malaria-free status by the World Health Organization.
WHO Certified Azerbaijan and Tajikistan free of Malaria
  • Symptoms of malaria include fever, chills, general feeling of discomfort, headache, nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, muscle or joint pain, fatigue and rapid breathing12. Malaria signs and symptoms typically begin within a few weeks after being bitten by an infected mosquito.
  • Malaria is transmitted primarily through the bite of an infective female Anopheles mosquito123. Other less common modes of transmission include transfusion of contaminated blood products, congenital transmission and transplantation of an organ from an infected donor.


Q.1 Which two countries have been certified by the World Health Organization (WHO) for achieving elimination of malaria in their territories?
a. Azerbaijan and Tajikistan

b. Azerbaijan and Turkey
c. Tajikistan and Uzbekistan 
d. Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan

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