E-2020 Initiative to eliminate malaria
Posted on : 26 Dec 2019Views: 210
- In May 2015, the World Health Assembly endorsed a new Global Technical Strategy for Malaria 2016-2030, setting ambitious goals aimed at dramatically lowering the global malaria burden over this 15-year period, with milestones along the way to track progress.
- According to a WHO analysis published in 2016, 21 countries have the potential to eliminate malaria by 2020. They were selected based on an analysis that looked at the likelihood of elimination across 3 key criteria:
- Trends in malaria case incidence between 2000 and 2014
- Declared malaria objectives of affected countries
- Informed opinions of WHO experts in the field
- Together, these 21 malaria-eliminating countries are part of a concerted effort known as the E-2020 initiative, supported by WHO and other partners, to eliminate malaria in an ambitious but technically feasible time frame.
- India is not among the 21 countries that are part of E-2020 initiative.
Article Related Questions
With reference to E-2020 initiative, seen in news recently, consider the following statements
1.It is a World Health Organization (WHO) supported initiative to eliminate malaria in 21 countries by 2022.?
2.India is not a part of E-2020 initiative.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
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3.Both 1 and 2
4.Neither 1 nor 2
Right Ans : Both 1 and 2