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Govt to rid RI of malaria
by 2030

JAKARTA: The government is targeting to rid the country of malaria by 2030, the health ministry said on the commemoration of World Malaria Day on Monday.

Latest government data show that the country’s annual parasite incidence stood at 1.96 per 1,000 population, lower than in 1990, when the number reached 4.96 incidence per 1,000.

“We have planned the gradual elimination of malaria,” Health Minister Endang Sedyaningsih said as quoted by bisnis.com, the website of Bisnis Indonesia newspaper.

Elimination means to achieve less than 1 incidence per 1,000 people. — JP

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