Asia Pacific Malaria Leaders Conclave 2023
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare organisd the Asia Pacific Leaders’ Conclave on Malaria Elimination in New Delhi on 24 April in partnership with the Asia Pacific Leaders Malaria Alliance (APLMA).
An overview of the news
The conclave was organized under the guidance of Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya, Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare and Chemicals & Fertilizers.
The purpose of the conclave is to reaffirm political commitment to inspire action to eliminate malaria by 2030.
The conclave will provide a forum for leaders from the Asia Pacific region to discuss ongoing efforts towards malaria elimination and revive national and regional momentum towards the goal of a malaria-free Asia Pacific by 2030.
The conclave was presided over by Dr VK Paul, Member (Health), NITI Aayog.
Remarkable progress towards malaria eradication in India
India has made remarkable progress towards malaria elimination in recent years and has been appreciated globally.
Of the 11 countries that are part of the World Health Organisation's 'High Burden to High Impact' initiative, only India has reported a decline in malaria cases.
Malaria cases and deaths have declined by 85.1% and 83.6%, respectively, from 2015 to 2022.
Ayushman Bharat - Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana, Ayushman Bharat-Health and Wellness Centres and Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission are contributing immensely towards strengthening India's fight against malaria.
About Asia Pacific Leaders Malaria Alliance (APLMA)
In November 2014, the Asia-Pacific Heads of Government ("Leaders") adopted the goal of making the region malaria-free by 2030.
The Asia Pacific Leaders Malaria Alliance (APLMA) is a coalition of leaders dedicated to achieving that goal.
It seeks to address last-mile challenges to accelerate malaria control and elimination.
APLMA is working to ensure that the people of the entire region are free from this scourge.
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