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Health Ministry launches Jan Jagrukta Abhiyaan in New Delhi

Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) have launched a 3 day special campaign called Jan Jagrukta Abhiyaan in New Delhi. It is a campaign aimed towards sensitizing and mobilising community for prevention and control of vector borne diseases (VBDs) such as Dengue, Chikungunya and Malaria. The 3 day campaign will be held from ..

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Tackling Malaria: Odisha Model

The state of Odisha has reported the highest decrease in the number of Malaria cases in the country. The number of cases has been reduced from 4,36,850 malaria cases in 2015 to  66,301 cases reported in 2018, an 85-per cent reduction. Malaria caused by the infectious Plasmodium spreads through Female Anopheles mosquitoes deposit parasite into ..

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WHO: Algeria and Argentina declared Malaria-Free

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared Algeria and Argentina as ‘Malaria-Free’ countries after no cases of indigenous transmission of disease were recorded. Key Highlights Background: The Malaria parasite was first discovered in humans in Algeria by a French physician named Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran in 1880. By 1960s, Malaria became Nigeria’s primary health challenge, ..

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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 ..

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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 ..

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