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WHO report points to stark realty of India’s malaria scenario; read it here

WHO report points to stark realty of India’s malaria scenario; read it here

An eye-opening World Health Organization report claims that mere eight per cent of malaria cases were diagnosed last year in India.

The report also added that this accounted for six per cent of the 216 million new cases globally.

India was the third on the list of 15 countries which accounted for 80 per cent of all malaria cases in the world in 2016, according to WHO’s World Malaria Report 2017.

The report stated that the surveillance mechanism in India was weak as it detected a mere 8 per cent of Malaria cases.

Nigeria, with 27 per cent, had the most number of malaria cases, followed by the Democratic Republic of Congo, which accounted for 10 per cent. Mozambique, at four per cent of global malaria cases, followed India.

India also witnessed a total of 331 malaria deaths in 2016, making it the highest number of deaths to the disease in the Southeast Asia region.

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