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Friday, 14 July 2017

Health Ministry of India launches the National Strategic Plan for Malaria Elimination 2017-22


Shri J P Nadda, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare launched the National Strategic Plan for Malaria Elimination (2017-22). The Strategic Plan gives year wise elimination targets in various parts of the country depending upon the endemicity of malaria in the next 5 years.

This plan focuses on the states such as Jharkhand, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra. The strategies involve strengthening malaria surveillance, establishing a mechanism for early detection and prevention of outbreaks of malaria, effective indoor residual spray and augmenting the manpower and capacities for effective implementation for the next five years.

Static Takeaways from Above News-

  • National Framework for Malaria Elimination (NFME) was launched in 2016 with the aim of eliminating malaria by 2030.
Source- Press Information Bureau (PIB)

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