Committee
World Health Organisation
Country
Viet Nam

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MEASURES TO COMBAT VECTOR-BORNE DISEASES IN SOUTH ASIA

The delegation of Viet Nam is content that World Health Organisation Committee decided to undertake the topic of vector-borne diseases in South Asia and find ways to firstly reduce and then completely eliminate the occurrence of those maladies in the Greater Mekong Subregion and worldwide. In the recent years, the number of cases of contraction has significantly decreased, however there are still people, including Viet Nam residents, who do need help with recovering or avoiding falling ill, and we as the United Nations shall seek possible solutions to avert the suffering.

In Vietnam there has been a significant progress towards eliminating vector-borne diseases, especially when it comes to malaria. Compared with 2006, cases of malaria in Viet Nam have decreased by 81.6%, and deaths have reduced by 92.7%. In 2016 there were 4,161 cases of malaria in the country, with 3 deaths.

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