WHO: Malaria cases in Azerbaijan decreased by 75 percent

WHO: Malaria cases in Azerbaijan decreased by 75 percent
# 20 December 2012 13:47 (UTC +04:00)

Application of elimination measures contributed to improvement of malaria situation in Azerbaijan - 4 indigenous cases reported in 2011. This number was 150 in 2000, 60 in 2002. Malaria elimination strategy 2008-2013 is supported by the government, WHO and the Global Fund.

The World malaria report 2012 summarizes information received from 99 countries with on-going transmission and other sources, and updates the analyses presented in the 2011 report.

Malaria is an entirely preventable and treatable vector-borne disease. In 2010, an estimated 219 million cases occurred globally, while the disease killed about 660 000 people, mostly children under five years of age.

#
#

THE OPERATION IS BEING PERFORMED