Health Minister has launched the National Framework for Malaria Elimination (NFME) 2016-2030, which outlines India’s strategy for elimination of the disease by 2030.
Objectives of NFME:
- to reduce incidence of malaria to less than 1 case per 1000 population in all States/UTs by 2024
- to maintain malaria-free status of the country by 2030
In the short-term, by end of 2016, all states are expected to include malaria elimination in their broader health policies and planning framework; by end of 2017, all states are expected to bring down API to less than 1 per thousand population.