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E-2020 Initiative to eliminate malaria

Posted on : 26 Dec 2019

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  • 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

  1. 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?

  2. 1.1 only

    2.2 only

    3.Both 1 and 2

    4.Neither 1 nor 2

    Right Ans : Both 1 and 2

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