Malaria is a devastating mosquito-borne disease that is prevalent in sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and Latin America, causing fever, fatigue, headaches and chills.
Since 2019, 2.3 million doses of Mosquirix have been administered to infants in Ghana, Kenya and Malawi in a large-scale pilot programme coordinated by the WHO.
The malaria vaccine known as Mosquirix was developed by GlaxoSmithKline in 1987.
The onset of monsoon is likely to fester a plenitude of diseases in Kerala including dengue, malaria, and leptospirosis, or rat fever.
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic and the multiple crises it has sparked, a growing number of countries are approaching and achieving malaria elimination, the UN chief said.
The lab technician M V Sajeevan who belongs to Velliparamba, is also in charge of the malaria laboratory of seven districts.
Union Health Minister chaired a high-level review meeting on prevention and control of malaria, dengue and chikungunya in Delhi through video conferencing.
At the current rate of decline, India should able to reach its SDG target much before the due year of 2030.
One of the primary objectives of the initiative is to seek innovative technologies to strengthen surveillance to provide accurate estimates of disease.