The UN Development Programme and the World Health Organization said that they will attempt to root out malaria from Afghanistan.
These two organizations added that since 2015 they have been fighting against malaria in Afghanistan.
“The UN Development Program together with the Ministry of Public Health's national malaria program and partners have played a very important role in malaria control in Afghanistan and we really hope this cooperation will lead to the elimination of Malaria in the near future,” said Surayo Buzurukova, deputy resident representative for the UNDP in Afghanistan.
“At WHO, we are focused on raising awareness about the need to implement the tools and the strategies which are available today to reach all that are at risk of malaria,” said a representative of WHO in Afghanistan.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Public Health said that in 2022, the most malaria cases have been recorded in the eastern provinces of the country.
The deputy minister of public health services, Habibiullah Akhundzada, called on aid organizations and the private sector to cooperate with them to reduce malaria.
“It is important for all governments, institutions, the private sector, and for charities to join us to fight in a special way to solve these problems that affect the lives of millions of people,” said Habibiullah Akhundzada.
"Malaria is a public problem, which means that all relevant organizations and the whole nation should cooperate in this."
According to WHO, 619 million people in 2022 have died all over the world due to malaria.