In a first of its kind public private partnership, the Indian Council of Medical Research has signed an agreement with Sun Pharma as part of the government strategy to eliminate malaria by 2030.
Under the partnership, ICMR and Sun Pharma will establish Malaria Free India, a malaria elimination demonstration project, to support the National Framework for Elimination of Malaria which was announced by the health ministry in February 2016. The project shall be launched first in Mandla, one of the most malaria endemic districts of Madhya Pradesh. Sun Pharma will fund as well as execute this programme over a span of three to five years, covering over 2,00,000 households in Mandla.
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