Malaria remains an acute public health problem in India with the country accounting for the third highest cases and deaths globally. India is committed to eliminating malaria by 2027.

Malaria: Challenges and Overview

The Government of India is committed to eliminating malaria by 2027. The National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme, an umbrella programme for prevention and control of vector borne diseases, aims to reduce the morbidity and mortality due to malaria and improve the health and quality of life.

The national strategy on malaria control has undergone a paradigm shift following the introduction of new interventions for case management and vector control. However, much more needs to be done to scale up malaria control interventions to ensure those suffering from malaria get correct, affordable and complete treatment.

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