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WHO approves world’s first Malaria vaccine

The World Health Organization (WHO) on October 6, 2021 endorsed the Malaria Vaccine called “RTS,S/AS01”. Highlights RTS,S/AS01 is the world’s first vaccine against the mosquito-borne disease which kills around 400,000 people in a year. Most of the deaths are report among African children. This decision was taken following a review of a pilot programme deployed ..

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China certified Malaria-free

China was certified as malaria-free by World Health Organisation on June 30, 2021 after a 70-year effort of eradicating this mosquito-borne disease. Highlights China reported 30 million cases of Malaria annually in 1940s but no indigenous case was reported for four consecutive years. Who can get Malaria-free status? Nations that have achieved at least three ..

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India Interagency Expert Committee on Malaria and Climate (IEC)

India Meteorological Department (IMD) and Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) have partnered with “Malaria No More” which is a non-governmental organisation. Key Points IMD & ICMR launched an expert committee to explore and advance climate-based solutions to eliminate malaria in India, in collaboration with “Malaria NO More”. Committee is being called as “India Interagency ..

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116 Indian districts reported zero malaria cases in 2020

The Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare recently reported that as many as 116 districts in India have reported zero malaria cases in 2020. About the achievement In 2020, India had reduced the disease burden of Malaria by 84.5%. Also, India has reduced the deaths due to Malaria by 83.6%. According to the World ..

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