Malaria Deaths Fall By 78% In 2013
News: A report by the Cambodian Ministry of Health has found that deaths due to malaria have decreased by 78% to eight deaths in the first 10 months of 2013, compared with 37 malaria deaths in the same period in 2012. The country recorded 33,769 cases of the disease through October 2013, compared with 59,668 cases in the same period of the previous year, according to a report by the Ministry's National Centre for Parasitology, Entomology and Malaria Control. Cambodia is at the pre-elimination stage of malaria, and the World Health Organization (WHO) is confident that the country will have no deaths due to the disease by 2015, according to Sonny Krishnan, communications officer for the WHO Cambodia.
BMI View: BMI's Burden of Disease Database (BoDD) estimates that the number of disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) lost to Malaria in Cambodia was 76,957 in 2012. We forecast that this will decrease by 20% to 61,502 DALYs by 2017 and a further 38% to 37,978 DALYs by 2030.