Eliminating malaria in the Greater Mekong Subregion: United to end a deadly disease

World Health Organization, 2016

27 pp. 752 kB

Recent efforts to fight malaria in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) have yielded impressive results. According to the latest WHO estimates, the six GMS countries cut their malaria case incidence by an estimated 54% between 2012 and 2015. Malaria death rates fell by 84% over the same period. To succeed in eliminating Malaria, GMS countries must continue to develop and roll out effective policies that address the challenges head-on and galvanize action on the ground. This report offers a brief overview of several tried-and-tested approaches that can help countries across the subregion end transmission of this deadly disease.

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