For Malaria Elimination 2016-2030, National Framework Has Been Released [ Current Affairs ]


Jagat Prakash Nadda a Union Health and Family Welfare Minister has released the National Framework for Malaria Elimination (NFME) 2016 - 2030 at New Delhi with the aim to reduce mosquito borne malaria disease from the country up to 2030. For the first time health policy of government has enclosed intrusion that has deliverables and time-bound targets.

Under the new framework:

According to the Framework entire country’s state are divided into three categories as follow:

  • low (Category 1)
  • moderate (Category 2)
  • endemic (Category 3)


  • Eliminate malaria from all low and moderate endemic states/UTs by 2022.
  • Reduce incidence of malaria to less than 1 case per 1000 population in all States/UTs and its elimination by 2024.
  • Interrupt indigenous transmission of malaria in all category 3 states by 2027.
  • Prevent re-establishment of malaria local transmission in areas where it has been eliminated and to maintain status of malaria-free in the country by 2030.
  • For years 2016, 2020, 2022, 2024, 2027 and 2030 milestones are set for the entire country to sustained zero cases and deaths due to malaria.
  • All States/UTs must include malaria elimination in their broader health policies up to the end of 2016.
  • All States/UTs are expected to bring down Annual Parasite Incidence [API] to less than one per thousand populations in 2017.
  • 15 endemic (category 1) States/UTs are expected to interrupt transmission of malaria and achieve 0 indigenous cases and deaths due to malaria in 2020.

- Published on: February 15, 2016