WHO hails Iran for containing Malaria disease

TEHRAN, Jan. 25 (MNA) – While praising Iran’s role in containing malaria disease, the Director-General of World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom said that Iran has not registered any native cases of malaria for three consecutive years.

Regarding communicable diseases, the year 2021 was a historic year and with the recommendation of the World Health Organization (WHO) for the widespread use of the world's first malaria vaccine, tens of thousands of lives could be saved annually, he added.

He pointed out that China and El Salvador were declared "malaria-free" countries by the World Health Organization last year and that Iran has not registered any indigenous malaria cases for three consecutive years.

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