Malaria Current Affairs, GK & News

National Framework for Malaria Elimination

The National Framework for Malaria Elimination (NFME) 2016-2030 outlines the strategies of India to eliminate the disease by the year 2030. This framework has been developed with the aim of eliminating malaria from the country and contributing to improved quality of life, health, and poverty alleviation. Overview: The NFME defines objectives, goals, targets, strategies, and ..

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World Malaria Day

Annually on the 25th of April World Malaria Day is observed across the world to highlight the need for sustained political commitment and continued investment so as to prevent and control malaria across the world. Overview: The World Health Organization has continuously highlighted the need for and also called for innovations and investments to bring ..

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Recent Study on Antimicrobial resistance

A recent Lancet study says that Antimicrobial resistance is now the leading cause of death. It has surpassed HIV and malaria. The study says that in 2019 antimicrobial resistance killed more than 1.27 million people all over the world. This is higher than those died of malaria and HIV. What is anti – microbial resistance? ..

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August 20: World Mosquito Day

World Mosquito Day 2021 was observed on August 20, to raise awareness and alertness regarding the diseases caused by mosquitoes.  The day also remembers Sir Ronald Ross who discovered a link between female mosquitoes and malaria. Concerns regarding Mosquitoes Despite their very small or tiny in size, mosquitoes are the only predator in history who ..

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Study: Global warming can cause malaria, dengue to billions

According to a study published in Lancet Planetary Health, a 3.7 degrees Celsius rise in temperatures from pre-industrial level by 2100 might lead to fatal outbreaks of malaria and dengue. Key Points Global warming has always increased spectre of deluge and drought. But now it adds diseases to it. Researchers used an integrated multi-model multi-scenario ..

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