As many as 800 people are dying of malaria each year in Papua New Guinea.
Statistics released by Population Services International (PSI) show that there are around one million malaria cases reported annually in PNG.
The health organisation also says 18 per cent of all deaths at PNG hospitals are malaria-related.
PSI anti-malaria advocacy manager, Iraingo Moses, says 90 per cent of the population is at risk of malaria due to inconsistent use of long lasting insecticide nets.
She says malaria contunues to thrive in PNG for a number of reasons including population mobility, environmental changes due to developments, general worsening of health services and breakdown of drug supplies in rural areas.
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