An update on the national outlook issued in conjunction with World Malaria Day on Apr 25: While the death toll from malaria has plummeted over the past decade, infections persist to the tune of almost 50,000 each year, mostly affecting poor communities in rural, forested and border areas. The solution is not straightforward, or cheap, for those infected as drug-resistance is expanding in the Greater Mekong region. Read more
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