Roll Back Malaria in central Asia and Kazakhstan 2002-2005



2002 Malaria was eradicated in countries of Central Asia and Kazakhstan in the 1960s–1970s. However, as a result of the deterioration of the malaria situation in areas of Tajikistan which border Afghanistan, cases of malaria due to local transmission have occurred in Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan since the middle of the 1990s. National Roll Back Malaria Projects will support the countries in building RBM partnerships and working together in the promotion of health-related actions that reduce the incidence of malaria and its burden and prevent the further spread of malaria across Central Asia.