National Framework for Elimination of Malaria.

Q.  Which of the following are objectives of recently launched National Framework for Elimination of Malaria?

1) It plans to eliminate Malaria by 2025.
2) Eliminate malaria from all low (Category 1) and moderate (Category 3) endemic states/UTs by 2022.
3) Prevent re-establishment of local transmission of malaria in areas where it has been eliminated.

- Published on 15 Feb 16

a. 1 and 2
b. 1 and 3
c. 2 and 3
d. All of the above

ANSWER: 2 and 3
 
  • National Framework for Malaria Elimination (NFME) 2016-2030, outlines India‚Äôs strategy for elimination of the disease by 2030.
  • The objectives of the NFME are to:
1. Eliminate malaria from all low (Category 1) and moderate (Category endemic states/UTs (26) by 2022;
2. Reduce incidence of malaria to less than 1 case per 1000 population in all States/UTs and the districts and malaria elimination in 31 states/UTs by 2024;
3. Interrupt indigenous transmission of malaria in all States/ UTs (Category 3) by 2027;
4. Prevent re-establishment of local transmission of malaria in areas where it has been eliminated and to maintain malaria-free status of the country by 2030.
  • The milestones and targets are set for 2016, 2020, 2022, 2024, 2027 and 2030 by when the entire country has sustained zero indigenous cases and deaths due to malaria for 3 years and initiated the processes for certification of malaria elimination status to the country.

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