Kenya to Adopt Cuba’s Biological Method of Tackling Malaria

Kenya and Cuba have finalised negotiations on a Malaria Vector Control project, which will see Kenya implement the Cuban biological larvicides technology to malaria prone areas.

Despite Cuba being an Island, it has remained malaria free due to the application of this technology which is set to be applied here in Kenya later this month. Speaking after holding bilateral talks with Cuba’s Vice President of council of state and Ministers Ines Maria Chapman, Deputy President William Ruto on Tuesday said that this is a major milestone towards eradicating Malaria which is one of the country’s major health threats.

“We have agreed to expedite the malaria vector control project that will be anchored on Cuban biological larvicides control and that exercise has already been approved by our pest control board and therefore we are ready to go and upon the introduction of this technology we will be able to manage the Malaria prevalence in the country,” said Ruto.

The Cuban VP thanked Kenya Government’s leadership, for enhancing the historic bilateral ties between the two countries, saying the ongoing exchange of expertise in the health sector will go a long way in cementing relations between the two countries. The Cuban delegation on Monday met with President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House and discussed a wide range of issues of mutual benefit to the two countries.