News Karnataka
Wednesday, November 30 2022

Modi’s ‘Swachh Bharat’ mission could bring down malaria: experts

Photo Credit :

Panaji: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “Swachh Bharat” mission could help bring down malaria incidence in the country, according to top experts in the field of vector borne diseases.

Modi's 'Swachh Bharat' mission could bring down malaria: experts “The campaign will definitely help bring down the rate of malaria in India further,” Shiv Lal, president of the Indian Society of Malaria and Other Communicable Diseases, told a press conference here.

The nationwide “Swachh Bharat” campaign was launched amid great hype by Prime Minister Narendra Modi Oct 2 and if implemented well, is expected to serve a blow to malaria, because stagnant pools, unhygienic places are often prime breeding ground for mosquito larvae.

The society along with the Indian Association of Epidemiologists is hosting a two-day conference on reversing the challenge – vector borne, emerging infectious and non-communicable diseases.

Lal said malaria as a disease has been on the wane in India. “In the last one decade, from two million cases it has come down to one million,” Lal said.

The World Malaria Report 2011 said that around 70 percent Indians face the risk of malarial infection.

Share this:
Support NewsKarnataka's quality independent journalism with a small contribution.

How useful was this post?

Click on a star to rate it!

Average rating 0 / 5. Vote count: 0

No votes so far! Be the first to rate this post.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Visit 7Jackpots and find the best online casinos in India! Play the most popular casino games for real money!

Find the best odds at 10Cric and ipl betting 2021! Signup today and get up to a 100% deposit bonus.

To get the latest news on WhatsApp