JUBA, Nov. 10 (Xinhua) -- South Sudan's government on Thursday announced plans to reduce malaria deaths by 80 percent by 2025.
Hussein Abdelbagi Akol, vice president for Services Cluster, said the government developed the national malaria strategic plan 2021-2025 with the ambitious goal of reducing malaria deaths by 80 percent by 2025.
"There is a need for continued commitment at all levels across all sectors to join hands in the fight against malaria," Akol said when he closed a three-day national malaria conference in Juba, the capital of South Sudan.
An estimated 20 people die of malaria daily, and about 10,000 people get malaria on a daily basis in South Sudan, according to the World Malaria Report 2021 issued by the World Health Organization. ■