Malaria cases have gradually declined in Myanmar since 2011. With this development, it is likely to attain the millennium development goal of reducing the malaria-related death by half in 2015.
Health authorities have revealed that Myanmar has set a target of getting rid of malaria by 2030.
Official statistics have revealed that 9 in 1,000 people in Myanmar were infected with malaria in 2007 but the number declined to 5.13 in 2013. The mosquito-borne disease killed 0.48 in 100,000 people in 2013, down from 2.18 in 2007.