India Sets Target to Eliminate Malaria by 2030

Monday, February 15, 2016

The Centre on Thursday set the target of eliminating malaria by 2030 after neighbouring countries like Sri Lanka and Nepal reported no deaths due to the vector-borne disease in the past several years.

“We are committed to achieving the target of elimination of malaria by 2030, which will require huge financial resources. We will effectively work with the development partners and civil society,” Union health minister JP Nadda said.

Launching the National Framework for Malaria Elimination (2016-2030) here, the minister said 70 per cent of malaria cases and 69 per cent of malaria deaths among Southeast Asian countries, occur in India.

Source: Times of India (link opens in a new window)

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