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India reported almost 3 million fewer malaria cases in 2017, a 24% decrease over the previous year, while cases increased worldwide from 219 million to 217 million, according to the World Malaria Report 2018.(Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)

Sharp decline in malaria in India as cases rise globally: WHO report

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sanchita Sharma
UPDATED ON NOV 20, 2018 05:13 PM IST
India’s reduction, the sharpest within a year, now means the country accounts for 4% of the world’s total malaria cases, and is no longer among the world’s top three countries in terms of number of cases (around 8.7 million in 2017).
Malaria elimination in India will be carried out in a phased manner.(Shutterstock)
Malaria elimination in India will be carried out in a phased manner.(Shutterstock)

World Malaria Day 2018: India attempts to eliminate disease by 2030

Hindustan Times | By Rhythma Kaul
UPDATED ON APR 25, 2018 12:51 PM IST
A task force working on malaria elimination decided in its first meeting to identify focus areas to meet the target of wiping out the disease.
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