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The World Health Organization (WHO) has presented the Tanzanian government with medicines and equipment for localized Ebola preparedness and the control of malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs).


In a statement, the WHO said its Country Representative to Tanzania Dr Adiele Onyeze handed over Albendazole and Praziquantel tablets, Filariasis test kits, thermos-flash evolution thermometers, Ebola PPE Kits and Artemether-Lumefantrine drugs to the Ministry of Health in Zanzibar.

Dr Adiele Onyeze commended Tanzania for undertaking programmes to control and elimination of schistosomiasis, lymphatic filariasis and other infectious diseases like Ebola and cholera.

He said ‘remarkable progress’ has been made with regards to malaria control and the elimination of NTDs. The use of Long Lasting Insecticide Treated Nets (LLINs) and the use of Malaria Rapid Diagnostic Tests (RDTs) contributed to the decline in the prevalence of malaria.