Malaria successfully controlled in Asia Pacific | The Jakarta Post

Richard Cibulskis, a WHO official in the global malaria program, said that there had been tremendous progress globally in the fight against malaria, thanks to increased financing from endemic countries themselves and from international donors.“In 2011, US$2.3 billion was available for malaria control, a substantial amount of funding that enabled the expansion of malaria control programs, including for diagnosis and proper treatments,” he said.He also lauded the success of the Asia Pacific in malaria control, saying 13 out of the 14 APMEN countries had reduced malaria by 75 percent, and four of them Srilanka, South Korea, Bhutan and Malaysia were very close to elimination.“This region has shown what can be done in many aspects to control malaria and will be a living example to other countries around the world. WHO will work together with APMEN countries and other institutions to learn from the best practices.”

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