Donor-Funded Local Health Workers Help Decrease Malaria-Related Mortality In Myanmar
The Guardian: How Myanmar became an example to the world in the battle against malaria
“…Say Mu Phaw is one of thousands of [village health worker] volunteers across the country to have received training and supplies from foreign donors since political reforms began at the start of this decade, ushering in a flood of aid. Their efforts have helped save thousands of lives, and are fast turning Myanmar from a malaria black spot into a world leader in the fight to eliminate the disease. Across the country, almost 4,000 people died from malaria in 2010, according to World Health Organization (WHO) estimates. In 2017, the disease claimed just over 200 lives…” (Carroll, 7/18).