UK Boosts Efforts Against Malaria Drug Resistance in Myanmar

The United Kingdom is providing 4 million pounds ($6.58 million) to boost malaria diagnosis, treatment and prevention efforts in Myanmar.

The money will support a program that aims to fight malaria drug resistance in the Asian country. It will fund the training of community volunteers and health workers on the correct diagnosis and treatment of malaria, distribution of bed nets, and efforts to improve malaria awareness.

This aid will be coursed through the Three Disease Fund, which was established by the United Kingdom, Australia, the Netherlands, Norway, the European Commission, Sweden and Denmark.

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