May 12, 2021

WHO aims to eliminate malaria in North Korea by 2025

New initiative will support fight against the disease, but experts say lack of international staff may hinder efforts

The World Health Organization (WHO) plans to eliminate malaria in North Korea and two dozen other countries by 2025, the organization announced on Wednesday.

The initiative will use “substantial technical and on-the-ground support” to eradicate malaria in eight countries including the DPRK, as well as 17 countries selected from a previous malaria program, the WHO stated in a press release.