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Belize As a Malaria Free Country

Belize As a Malaria Free Country:

The World Health Organization (WHO) has certified Belize as a malaria-free country.

  • Belize is located on the northeast coast of Central America and south of the Yucatán Peninsula.
  • It has a land of mountains, swamps, and tropical jungle.
  • It is bounded by Mexico to the north, Guatemala to the west and south, and the Caribbean Sea to the east.
  • The southern half of the country is dominated by the rugged Maya Mountains, a plateau of igneous rock cut by erosion into hills and valleys that stretch in a southwesterly to northeasterly direction.
  • The northern half of the country consists of limestone lowlands and swamps less than 200 feet (60 metres) above sea level.
  • Along the coast of this country, there is Belize Barrier Reef which is the second-largestbarrier reef in the world.
  • The reef reserve system was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1996.