Myanmar wants to get rid of malaria by 2030

Yangon, Oct 11 (IANS) Myanmar has set a target of getting rid of malaria by 2030, authorities said on Sunday.

As the number of malaria case has gradually declined since 2011, Myanmar is likely to attain the millennium development goal of reducing the malaria-related death by half in 2015, Xinhua quoted the Yangon Region Public Health Department as saying.

According to official statistics, 9 in 1,000 people in Myanmar were infected with malaria in 2007 but the number declined to 5.13 in 2013.

The disease killed 0.48 in 100,000 people in 2013, down from 2.18 in 2007.

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