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Malaria Control Program, Directorate of Malaria Control, Pakistan



Malaria Control activities are on ground since the formulation of Health Services provision fundamentals outlined in Bohr’s commission in the Sub-continent; and in Pakistan these are functional since 1950s through succession of different approaches. The most ambitious program was the Malaria Education Campaign, spearheaded by USAID since 1961. Then the global approaches was changed due to health priorities and draw backs encountered with wide spread drug and insecticide resistance. Then as a strategy WHO initiated global malaria control program aiming to reducing the malaria burden to manageable levels. Pakistan program was also directed toward control approaches through the decentralization process and other funding difficulties during post this era did not allows successful transformation of the operations.


Mrs. Saira Afzal Tarar

State Minister

Ministry of National Health Services, Regulation & Coordination.

Mr. Muhammad Ayub Sheikh


Ministry of National Health Services, Regulation & Coordination.

Dr. Assad Hafeez

Director General

Ministry of National Health Services, Regulation & Coordination.


How DMC is performing in controlling malaria in Pakistan?


Goal: To improve the health status of the Pakistani population by effectively controlling malaria through implementation of Global RBM strategies.

Overall Objective: To achieve the overall 50 % reduction in malaria related morbidity and to keep the proportion of falciparum malaria cases at <40% of all malaria cases by year 2014.

 Specific Objective (18th constitutional amendment)

1. To act as Principal Recipient for all GFATM supported health initiatives.

2. Preparation of proposal and liaising with international agencies for securing support for such partner agencies.

3. Providing technical and material resources to provinces for successful implementation of disease control strategies, and diseases surveillance.