The U.N. General Assembly voted Tuesday to adopt an anti-malaria campaign mandate and other measures to combat the spread of malaria in the world’s poorest country, with the majority of the 193 members voting in favor of the proposal.
The anti-polio campaign mandates were unanimously approved by the General Assembly, with 17 abstentions, after it was initially proposed by the country’s health minister and opposition lawmakers.
The country’s Ministry of Health is responsible for the campaign and is expected to submit the draft of the mandate by Thursday.
Under the new rules, which take effect in 2021, health officials must monitor every case of malaria and report every case that results in deaths to the United Nations, the World Health Organization and the World Bank.
The government has said it wants to raise $300 million annually to fund anti-malaar programs.