[The Nation 26 April, 2019]

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan is included in high burden malaria countries as around one million malaria cases have been registered annually. This was disclosed by experts while addressing a ceremony organised by the Directorate of Malaria Control Programme on the World Malaria Day here on Thursday.

The speakers while discussing the malaria situation in Pakistan said that according to the WHO, Pakistan has an estimated one million malaria cases annually. It was also informed that in 2018, total suspects tested for malaria were 6.1 million and malaria positive or confirmed cases were in all districts of Pakistan.