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APLMA; Asia; Pakistan: malaria; COVID-19

How Pakistan has kept up its fight against malaria amid the Covid-19 pandemic

September 2, 2021 - 16:14 -- Malaria World

By APLMA, 16 August 2021

In December 2020, with Pakistan in the grips of the pandemic, 8,000 volunteers in the country’s restive tribal region managed to distribute nearly 1.5 million mosquito nets to more than half a million households in the country’s remote tribal areas without contracting a single known case of COVID-19. How they did it offers a valuable lesson about how health authorities, by collaborating with communities and other stakeholders, can keep new health threats from disrupting the ongoing battle against other life-threatening diseases, including malaria.

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