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Global Annual Meet on Malaria Elimination Held At Chennai

by Bidita Debnath on December 10, 2016 at 8:52 PM
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 Global Annual Meet on Malaria Elimination Held At Chennai

More than 70 global experts from the Malaria Elimination Group - an independent international advisory group - gathered for their annual meet, in a bid to help efforts towards a malaria-free India.

Convened by the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), the three-day event will see experts discuss strategies to shrink the global malaria map and take stock of India's aim to eliminate the disease by 2030.

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India's goal aligns with the World Health Organisation (WHO) targets for elimination and the 2014 East Asia Summit pledge made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and 17 other leaders to achieve a malaria-free Asia-Pacific region by 2030.

"India's recent success in eliminating polio shows what can be done when political commitment is strong," Sir Richard Feachem from the Global Health Group at UCSF said in a statement on Wednesday.
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"With vigorous action in the low-burden states, and renewed efforts in all states, India can reach the historic goal of malaria-freedom by 2030," Feachem added.

India had the highest malaria burden in the Asia-Pacific region, with more than one billion people at risk of infection. However, according to WHO, India has nearly halved the number of reported malaria cases between 2000 and 2014 -- from two million to 1.1 million.

Some states and union territories (UTs) in India are clearly on the path to elimination, but others are not. Fifteen low- and 11 moderate-burden states/UTs in the country are targeting elimination by 2022.

"We have been successful in reducing the incidence of malaria through the implementation of both national and state interventions," noted A.C. Dhariwal, Director at the National Vector-Borne Disease Control Programme (NVBDCP) in New Delhi.

The annual meeting of the Malaria Elimination Group in 2015 was held at Swaziland in Africa, in recognition of the country's success in eliminating malaria.

Source: IANS
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