The Philippines is on the verge of attaining malaria-free status

The Health Chief noted that malaria cases in the country declined since the mid-2000s, and has resulted in an 83% reduction from 2005 to 2013, while there was a 92% reduction in the number of deaths within the same period. The number of cases went down from 46,342 cases in 2005 to 7,720 in 2013. Deaths were 150 in 2005 to 12 to last year. The Philippines has achieved the Millennium Development Goal target for 2015 as early as 2008.

DOH Memorandum Circular No. 2007-0047, s. 2007

Republic of the Philippines Department of Health OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY Building 1, San Lazaro Compound, Rizal Avenue, Sta. Cruz, 1003 Manila Trunk Line 743-83-01 Direct Line: 711-9501; Fax: 743-1829; 743-1829; 743-1786 URL: e-mail: [email protected] July 12, 2007 MEMORANDUM CIRCULAR No. 2007 – 0047 TO: ALL UNDERSECRETARIES, ASSISTANT SECRETARIES; DIRECTORS OF BUREAUS, CENTERS FOR […]