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Burma 'striving' to be malaria-free by 2030

Posted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:33 pm
by Saiua
The number of malaria cases in Burma has been reduced by 85 percent since 2012, and the country is now aiming to be a malaria-free country by 2030, according to Dr. Aung Thi of the National Malaria Elimination Project.

“Previously, about 600,000 people contracted malaria every year in Burma,” he told an audience yesterday at a malaria prevention campaign in Naypyidaw. “But according to our survey last year, those numbers have dropped remarkably. This year we recorded 110,000 malarial cases. Only two out of every 1,000 people in Burma have suffered from malaria.”

He went on to say they the mortality rate in Burma for malaria patients is 0.04 percent or four deaths out of every 10,000 cases.

Full story: DVB