Control of Malaria in Pakistan

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Staff Reporter

Malaria, one of the six priority communicable diseases of WHO, affects around 300,000 Pakistanis annually, killing about 50,000 of them hence, innovative modes of treatment are required to manage its spread, said Dr. Shumaila Naz Assistant Professor of the Department of Biological Sciences, of National University of Medical Sciences on Saturday.

The world is commemorating World Malaria Day on Apr.25 to create awareness and WHO theme this year will be “Zero Malaria –Draw the Line against Malaria” which still is life threatening disease the world over.

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