India to be Malaria free by 2030 – Movie Mint

India to be Malaria free by 2030

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With an aim to eliminate malaria, India is set to intensify its efforts and focus at the micro level from this year so to attain malaria-free status by 2030. An ambitious programme seeking to accelerate the progress on malaria eradication is in the offing whereby by the end of 2016, all states/UTs will be expected to include malaria elimination programmes in their health policies and planning frameworks.

Union health minister J.P. Nadda will launch the National Framework for Malaria Elimination in India (2016-2030) Friday with an aim that by the end of 2017 all states will be expected to bring down annual parasite incidence (API) to less than 1 per thousand population

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