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Countries of the Greater Mekong ready for the “last mile” of malaria elimination

December 31, 2020 - 10:59 -- Malaria World


Bulletin 9 of the Mekong Malaria Elimination programme, World Health Organization Situation report, 21 December 2020

Despite the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic and antimalarial drug resistance, the 6 countries of the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) – Cambodia, China (Yunnan Province), the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Myanmar, Thailand and Viet Nam –  have continued to achieve great progress towards the malaria elimination targets outlined in the Strategy for malaria elimination in the Greater Mekong subregion (2015-2030).

Between 2012 and 2019, the number of malaria cases in the subregion fell by 83%; malaria deaths fell by 95% over the same period. With less than 50 000 cases and 10 deaths reported across the subregion this year, GMS countries are now preparing to enter “the last mile” of malaria elimination.

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