Eastern Mediterranean

P. vivax malaria is also prevalent in the Eastern Mediterranean region. In 2022, P. vivax cases accounted for 29.4% of the estimated 8.3 million malaria cases in the region. Due to a major flooding that affected more than 30 million people, Pakistan accounted for 25% of the estimated regional burden of malaria cases and almost half (48%) of the regions P. vivax case burden. From 2021 to 2022, Pakistan had a 291% increase in the number of P. vivax cases and a 357% increase in total indigenous malaria cases (WHO, World Malaria Report 2022).