The World Health Organization (WHO) has certified Belize as malaria-free, following the country's over 70 years of continued efforts to stamp out the disease. "WHO congratulates the people and government of Belize and their network of global and local partners for this achievement. Belize is another example of how, with the right tools and the right approach, we can dream of a malaria-free future," said Dr. Teodoros Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General. With this announcement, a total of 42 countries and 1 territory have been certified as malaria-free by WHO, including 11 countries in the Region of the Americas.

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