An estimated 30 million Chinese people had malaria in the 1940s, prompting the authorities to act. China has since pioneered the use of mosquito nets, and has been at the forefront of developing drugs to treat the disease. A study revealed that an experimental vaccine protected all participants from the disease in a clinical trial. More research is needed, but the findings offer hope for the estimated 229 million people who get malaria annually.
China was declared malaria-free
The World Health Organization (WHO) has confirmed that China is now malaria-free after 70 years.