Resolution to make malaria zero by 2027 and malaria-free India by 2030

Ranchi: The second regional meeting of the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria was chaired by State Additional Chief Secretary Arun Kumar Singh. Addressed the participants after the inaugural session of the second day.

He said that we are sitting together to review and monitor the significant progress made by nine states with the aim of eliminating malaria from our region. There is a need to collectively reflect on the progress made so far, learn from each other’s experiences and chart a way forward for a malaria-free future.

He added that by working with the microplan, we can make malaria zero in the country by 2027 and malaria-free India by 2030. Union Joint Secretary of Health Department, Dr. Rajeev Manjhi said that Mizoram, Himachal Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh need to work more towards malaria eradication. Whereas emphasis was laid on working with the right strategy towards the spread of malaria in West Singhbhum and Khunti of Jharkhand.

Director General Health Services Dr. Birendra Prasad Singh said that malaria is a serious problem. If treatment is not done on time, the patient also dies.

On the occasion, Joint Secretary of Health Department Vidyanand Sharma Pankaj, State Nodal Officer of National Vector Borne Diseases Dr. Birendra Kumar Singh, Central Joint Director of NVBDCP Dr. Rinku Sharma, National Advisor Dr. CS Aggarwal and State Program Officers of various states, consultants and their team were present.

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