Viet Nam ready to eliminate malaria

Ha Noi, 24 April 2018 - Viet Nam has had remarkable success in malaria control, and is now ready to progress from a strategy of malaria control to malaria elimination according to a report of international malaria experts which will be launched in Hanoi.

On the occasion of World Malaria Day 25 April, on 24 April, the World Health Organization in collaboration with the National Institute of Malaria, Parasitology and Entomology (NIMPE) of Viet Nam is organizing the Workshop on Strengthening Investment to Maintain Achievement and towards Elimination of Malaria in Viet Nam.

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Amid concern over drug resistance, Mekong countries call for accelerated action to eliminate malaria before 2030

NAY PYI TAW, Myanmar 8 December 2017 - Representatives from Cambodia, China, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Myanmar, Thailand and Viet Nam today called for accelerated action to eliminate malaria in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) by the year 2030.

The call comes amid concern over resistance of malaria parasites to antimalarial drugs, including artemisinin—the core compound of the best available antimalarial medicines. To date, resistance has been detected in five of the six GMS countries. The best way to address the threat posed by drug resistance is to eliminate malaria altogether from the countries of the Mekong.

Malaria elimination and universal health coverage go hand in hand: country officials at 71st World Health Assembly event

Country ownership in the spotlight

Realizing the vision of a world free of malaria will only be possible alongside the achievement of universal health coverage (UHC). That was the main message conveyed by ministers and other senior health officials at a side event held on the occasion of the 71st World Health Assembly – the annual meeting of WHO’s decision-making body.

Under the theme of a country-led and country-owned response to malaria and UHC, countries spoke to the importance of malaria as an entry point to provide essential health services. The officials stressed the need to ensure that all citizens, wherever malaria is present, have access to quality services to prevent, diagnose, and treat the disease without facing financial hardship.

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4,548Malaria cases nationwide in 2017

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6Malaria death cases nationwide in 2017

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Population at risk

6,430,000Population at risk in Viet Nam (figure in 2016)

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Confirmed malaria cases and deaths in Viet Nam 200-2017

World Malaria Day 2018

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    Viet Nam has had remarkable success in malaria control and is now ready to shift from a strategy of malaria control to elimination.

WHO Representative Speech on World Malaria Day