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India signs loan agreement with World Bank to eliminate TB

India has signed a loan agreement worth $400 million with the World Bank (WB) to help treat and eliminate Tuberculosis from the country. In India, around five lakh people died every year due to Tuberculosis. According to Finance Ministry, the World Bank supported program will cover 9 States and it will support the government’s National ..


Algeria officially recognized as malaria-free in WHO African Region

The World Health Organization (WHO) has officially recognized Algeria and Argentina as malaria-free countries, after no new cases of the deadly disease have been reported for at least 3 consecutive years. As per WHO, there were now 38 countries and territories that have been declared free of the disease. Algeria, where the malaria parasite was ..


HDFC ERGO launches Mosquito Disease Protection Policy

HDFC ERGO General Insurance Company has recently launched the ‘Mosquito Disease Protection Policy’. This new policy will cover an individual against common mosquito-borne diseases like Dengue Fever, Malaria, Chikungunya, Japanese Encephalitis, Kala-azar, Lymphatic Filariasis and Zika Virus. According to the report published by National Health Profile 2018, there has been an alarming rise in dengue ..


India launches ‘MERA India’ to remove malaria by 2030

The ICMR (Indian Council of Medical Research) has unveiled the ‘Malaria Elimination Research Alliance (MERA) India’, a gathering of partners working together to scale up research to eliminate Malaria from India by 2030. MERA India alliance holds importance to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare for the operational research. The World Health Organisation ..


MERA India launched to eliminate Malaria by 2030

The Indian Council of Medical Research has launched the ‘Malaria Elimination Research Alliance (MERA) India’ to eliminate malaria from India by 2030. The initiative is a conglomeration of partners working on malaria control. The principal activity of the alliance is to prioritise, plan, conduct, scale up and translate relevant research in a coordinated and combinatorial ..


World Malaria Day observed on 25th April

World Malaria Day is an international event observed every year on 25 April. The day is celebrated to spread awareness about malaria disease globally and to promote efforts to prevent malaria around the world. The theme of World Malaria Day 2019 is “Zero malaria starts with me.” World Malaria Day was developed from Africa Malaria ..