National Framework for Elimination of Malaria: India stands committed to eliminating Malaria by 2030

Shri J P Nadda, Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare, the National Framework for Malaria Elimination (NFME) 2016-2030, which outlines India’s strategy for elimination of the disease by 2030. This framework has been developed with a vision to eliminate malaria from the country and contribute to improved health and quality of life and alleviation of poverty. Eliminating Malaria will result in cutting down on expenditure on diseases control programme, and will help in reducing out-of-pocket expenditure too.

Malaria is a life-threatening disease caused by parasites that are transmitted to people through the bites of infected female mosquitoes. Malaria is caused by Plasmodium parasites. The parasites are spread to people through the bites of infected female Anopheles mosquitoes, called “malaria vectors. Malaria is preventable and curable, and increased efforts are dramatically reducing the malaria burden in many places.


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