“DAMAN” a new malaria control programme will be launch by which state government of India?
The Odisha Government will launch a new malaria control programme “Durgama Anchalare Malaria Nirakaran (DAMAN)” for 5 years with a total spending of Rs. 120 crore. The programme will be implemented in 8,000 villages of all 79 blocks of eight high malaria endemic southern districts: Koraput, Malkangiri, Nabarangapur, Kalahandi, Rayagada, Gajapati, Nuapada and Kandhamal. This programme includes mass screening for malaria with treatment of positive cases along with intensified surveillance, mosquito control measures and regular health education activities throughout the year.