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  • India to wipe out malaria by 2030

    Published on February 12, 2016

    maleriaNew Delhi: The Modi Government at the Centre has set the target of eliminating malaria from the country, by 2030 . Launching the National Framework for Malaria Elimination in New Delhi yesterday, Health Minister J P Nadda said the Centre is committed to achieving the target which will require huge financial resources. He said the government will effectively work with the development partners and civil society in this regard.

    The Minister said 70 per cent of malaria cases and 69 per cent of malaria deaths among South East Asian Region countries occur in India. He said the objective of the framework is to reduce the incidence of malaria to less than one case per thousand populations a year in all states by 2024. He also urged the states to include malaria eradication programme in their policy.

    Sri Lanka has reported no malaria deaths in the last one decade, while there has been no death due to the vector-borne disease in Nepal since 2012.


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