National Framework for Malaria Elimination

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The aims of the National Framework for Malaria Elimination in India 2016-2030 are:

1. To Eliminate malaria (zero indigenous cases) throughout the entire country by 2030; and

2. Maintain malaria-free status in areas where malaria transmission has been interrupted and prevent re-introduction of malaria.

Objectives:

1. Eliminate malaria from all 26 States including 15 low (Category 1) and 11 moderate (Category 2) transmission States/Union Territories (UTs) by 2022;

2. Reduce the incidence of malaria to less than 1 case per 1000 population per year in all States and UTs and their districts by 2024;

3. Interrupt indigenous transmission of malaria throughout the entire country, including all 10 high transmission States and Union Territories (Category 3) by 2027; and
4. Prevent the re-establishment of local transmission of malaria in areas where it has been eliminated and maintain national malaria-free status by 2030 and beyond.

The National Framework for Malaria Elimination (NFME) 2016-30 was launched by Hon’ble Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare on 11th February, 2016. A Roadmap has been drawn to undertake activities towards taking steps for malaria elimination. Operational Guidelines for Malaria Elimination and Manual on Integrated Vector Management have been developed and shared with all the States / UTs.

Elimination of malaria by 2022 has been envisaged for all 26 States including 15 low (Category 1) and 11 moderate (Category 2) transmission States/Union Territories.

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