Malaysia on track to meet zero malaria target by 2020 says Health Ministry

KUALA LUMPUR : The Health Ministry ( MOH ) has specific Malaysia to be acknowledged a human indigenous malaria free nation by the World Health Organisation ( WHO ) by 2020 .

“The Ministry is now actively getting our health teams ready at all levels for WHO’s Certification of Malaria Elimination audit process, in which Malaysia’s Malaria Elimination Programme has seen success in the reduction of cases.

“With the Malaria Elimination Programme in place, we have successfully combated Malaria, from 4,164 cases in 2011 to zero cases last year.

Health Ministry director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah told accomplish this , Malaysia must show dedication in its efforts to sustain ‘zero human indigenous malaria’ status for three continuous years.

World Malaria Day is internationally observed and commemorated every year on April 25 to recognise global efforts in controlling the disease.

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