WHO South-East Asia Region

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Certified Malaria-Free Countries

Country/territory Countries certified malaria-free
Maldives 2015
Sri Lanka 2016
WHO South-East Asia Region: Certified Malaria-Free Countries

Regional Scenario 2021

  • Accounted for 2% of global malaria cases - contributed by nine malaria-endemic countries with India carrying the heaviest malaria burden (79%) in the region.
  • Reached the GTS 2020 milestones* of a 40% reduction in malaria case incidence and mortality.

*The Global Technical Strategy (GTS) aims for a reduction in malaria case incidence and mortality rate of at least 40% by 2020, 75% by 2025, and 90% by 2030 from a 2015 baseline.


World Health Organization. (2022). Countries and territories certified malaria-free by WHO. Retrieved from https://www.who.int/teams/global-malaria-programme/elimination/countries-and-territories-certified-malaria-free-by-who.

World Health Organization. (2022). World malaria report 2022. World Health Organization. https://apps.who.int/iris/handle/10665/365169. License: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO