Myanmar strives for malaria-free country by 2030

Source: Xinhua| 2017-12-06 10:54:16|Editor: Yurou
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YANGON, Dec. 6 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar is striving for becoming a malaria-free country by 2030 and a campaign for the target is underway under the sponsorship of Asia-Pacific Malaria Elimination Network, the official Global New Light of Myanmar reported Wednesday.

Myanmar claimed that the rate of outbreak of Malaria has remarkably decreased in the country with mortality rate being 0.04 percent in 100,000 people.

The country is striving to reduce the outbreak rate by 85 percent and mortality rate by 95 percent to achieve the target.

In the past, there were nearly 600,000 patients suffering from malaria.

The National Malaria Elimination Project manager said all the townships are to be designated as places likely to be affected by malaria so that the disease can be uprooted, placing emphasis on Kachin and Rakhine states and Sagaing region which are most affected regions.

Meanwhile, a health ministers meeting of the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) is set for Friday in Myanmar.

Moreover, in the world health assembly to be held in May 2018, all GMS health ministers will sign a declaration against malaria.