Commemorating World Malaria Day, the Odisha authorities together with a non-profit organisation Malaria No Extra India co-organised an elaborate occasion in Bhubaneshwar on Monday. The theme, in step with World Well being Group’s world theme, was ‘Harnessing innovation to cut back malaria and save lives’. The occasion noticed dialogue round present and potential developments and progressive approaches to the eradication of the vector-borne illness.
Through the occasion, Dr. Niranjan Mishra, Director of Public Well being, Authorities of Odisha, addressed the general public and said: “It’s a terrific day for all of us to collectively have fun World Malaria Day with Malaria No Extra India, which is a associate on this elimination drive. With the continual efforts and dedication of all our well being workers, we now have lowered our malaria burden to solely 25,503 circumstances in 2021. At present, we’re specializing in excessive caseload districts of Odisha with intensified strategy and focusing on CHC, subcenters, and inaccessible villages. There’s a want for involvement of all companions by way of Malaria Motion Coalition to attain the goal of Malaria free Odisha with innovation and expertise on the bottom and thru neighborhood engagement, which is able to fasten the need-based interventions with the last-mile connection.”
In the meantime, numerous bureaucrats and authorities officers participated within the occasion and a few of them had been the Particular Secretary (Public Well being), Division of Well being and Household Welfare, Authorities of Odisha, Managing Director OSMCL, Authorities of Odisha, Mission Director, NHM, Authorities of Odisha, and Further Chief Secretary, Division of Well being and Household Welfare, Authorities of Odisha.
Furthermore, Naba Kisore Das, Odisha authorities’s Minister for Well being & Household Welfare was additionally current within the occasion. He launched the Annual Report of NVBDCP Odisha, Authorities of Odisha, and a handout on ‘Fundamentals of Discipline Supervision’ created by Malaria No Extra India, in collaboration with the Authorities of Odisha. Acknowledging the progress of malaria elimination in Odisha throughout his keynote deal with he stated, “I’m delighted concerning the state stage joint statement of World Malaria Day on April twenty fifth, 2022, organised in collaboration with Malaria No Extra India at Jaydev Bhawan. Odisha has marched forward in combating malaria with a targeted and sustained strategy and has lowered circumstances to 25,503 within the yr 2021 amid covid and different challenges from 4,44,842 circumstances within the yr 2016,” Das stated.
The Well being Minister additionally stated that the appreciation from WHO and different businesses to the Odisha authorities is additional encouraging and he’s hopeful and assured, that Odisha goes to attain the goal quickly with all of the stakeholders and companions’ assist.
“I additionally want and encourage all of the ASHA, floor well being workforce, last-mile volunteers for dedicated assist to finish malaria in Odisha with expertise and innovation as combating instruments I prolong my heartfelt because of all of the individuals of Odisha for his or her steady assist in translating into actuality the state mission of ‘wholesome Odisha and blissful Odisha’”, he stated.
Supporting the malaria elimination effort in Odisha, Malaria No Extra India has been working with the state NVBDCP and the Division of Well being and Household Welfare, Authorities of Odisha, and contributing assiduously in the direction of the achievement of this purpose, the NGO stated in an announcement.