Myanmar | Positive results in fight against malaria in remote parts of Myanmar

Positive results in fight against malaria in remote parts of Myanmar

Isolated villages in the country's north and east where trained community health workers provided basic health services, as well as malaria diagnosis and treatment, saw big declines in the incidence of malaria

Bangkok, October 27, 2018 12:23 PM (UTC+8)
A health worker performs a blood test on a child at a clinic near the Thai-Myanmar border. For more than a decade, the fast-acting artemisinin has been a potent weapon against malaria, but there are fears that resistance to the drug is spreading. Photo: AFP / Pornchai Kittiwongsakul
A health worker performs a blood test on a child at a clinic near the Thai-Myanmar border. For more than a decade, the fast-acting artemisinin has been a potent weapon against malaria, but there are fears that resistance to the drug is spreading. Photo: AFP / Pornchai Kittiwongsakul
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