London: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has emphasized the need of collective efforts for eradication of malaria.
‘Pakistan is among the countries, which are highly-affected by malaria and forty-four thousand citizens died of this disease last year,’ he added.
The Prime Minister said the government has taken strong measures to expand diagnostic coverage to far-flung areas of the country and as a result o9f which incidence of malaria has declined up to eighty per cent in 2017 and 2018.
Pakistan has also established cross-border malaria network with Iran and Afghanistan to coordinate malaria control efforts in the region.
He was addressing an international conference on eradication of malaria on sidelines of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London.