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WHO South-East Asia Region renews commitment to eliminate malaria by 2030

May 06, 2022 2:40 am

The renewed commitment calls for greater efforts to get back on track, with ownership and governance of actions towards elimination being devolved to sub-national and community levels, a statement issued Thursday said.

World Malaria Day: 'Data-driven decision making and tailored approaches crucial now in all efforts to eliminate malaria'

April 29, 2022 11:46 am

Dr Corine Karema, a senior Malaria expert and the former Director of the Rwanda National Malaria Control Program (NMCP), in an interview with The Indian Express group talks about eliminating malaria, the impact of Covid-19 on such programmes and the way forward.

Time to tackle malaria: From grassroots action to holistic policy interventions and effective delivery of services

April 27, 2022 10:40 am

For a malaria-free India, future elimination roadmaps will also need to factor in contemporary challenges, including climate change and rapid urbanisation.

Over 68% malaria cases in state last year reported from Gadchiroli district

April 26, 2022 8:24 am

According to the malaria endemicity trend in the state, there has been a huge dip from 56,603 cases in 2015 to 10,757 in 2018.

World Malaria Day 2022: How the infection can be harmful during pregnancy; tips for expectant mothers

April 25, 2022 1:57 pm

"Pregnant women are prone to malaria infection because of their immuno-compromised state during that phase," Dr Seema Sharma, Senior Consultant, Obstetrics and Gynaecology

World Malaria Day 2022: Leveraging newer technologies aided by a surveillance system revamp core to malaria elimination now, says WHO’s Dr Soumya Swaminathan

April 25, 2022 12:20 pm

In an interview with The Indian Express, WHO’s chief scientist Dr Soumya Swaminathan discusses the key challenges to malaria elimination

Yearender 2021: First malaria vaccine a major milestone amid Covid gloom

December 31, 2021 8:08 pm

Known by its brand name Mosquirix, the recombinant protein vaccine was found to prevent 39 per cent cases of malaria.

COVID-19 hit malaria services, led to more cases and deaths globally in 2020: WHO report

December 07, 2021 8:35 am

🔴 According to WHO’s latest World Malaria Report, an estimated 241 million malaria cases and 6,27,000 malaria deaths took place worldwide in 2020. This represents about 14 million more cases as compared to 2019, and 69,000 more deaths.

Over 207 dengue cases in UT in Oct, health department launches drive to prevent spread

October 14, 2021 7:16 am

With the increase in reported cases of malaria and dengue, inspections and issuance of challans and fines have also been intensified in areas with stagnant water, or where breeding of mosquitoes and non-cleanliness is observed. This applies both to government and private premises.

The journey of Mosquirix and future of Malaria

October 13, 2021 8:51 am

Malaria has plagued mankind for tens of thousands of years and the pesky mosquito, which serves as the host or vector for the disease, has killed more human beings than any other creature in existence, facilitating 400,000 deaths annually.