Need to leverage tech, innovation to move towards malaria elimination: Health ministry official

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New Delhi, Nov 25 (PTI) The malaria landscape in India is rapidly changing and the country has seen a decline in cases from 2 million in the beginning of the century to 0.2 million in recent years, a senior health ministry official said Thursday.

Addressing the 'Science, Technology and Innovation Conclave' hosted by Malaria No More (MNM), Principal Advisor in the Ministry of Health Dr PK Sen also underlined the need for leveraging technology and innovation to move forward in efforts to achieve malaria elimination.

"India has seen a decline from 2 million cases in the beginning of the century to 0.2 million in the recent years. The malaria landscape is rapidly changing, the focus of malaria elimination in the country is currently towards use of existing tools, more reliance on existing technology and improved coverage of existing coverage measures," he said.