Commemorating World Malaria Day, Malaria No Extra India in collaboration with the federal government of Odisha organised an elaborate occasion in Odisha’s state capital Bhubaneshwar.
The theme, in keeping with World Well being Organisation’s (WHO) marketing campaign, was ‘harnessing innovation to cut back malaria and save lives’ and the occasion noticed dialogue round present and potential developments and revolutionary approaches that may strengthen the malaria elimination effort.
The occasion on World Malaria Day, noticed an deal with by Niranjan Mishra, director of public well being, Odisha authorities, on the theme of the occasion – harnessing innovation.
Emphasising the necessity for collaborative efforts and revolutionary approaches Mishra mentioned, “It’s an important day for all of us to collectively have fun World Malaria Day with Malaria No Extra India, who’s a associate on this elimination drive. With the continual efforts and dedication of all our well being workers, we’ve got diminished our malaria burden to solely 25,503 circumstances in 2021. Presently, we’re specializing in excessive case load districts of Odisha with intensified method and concentrating on CHC, subcentres, and inaccessible villages. There’s a want for involvement of all companions by Malaria Motion Coalition to realize the goal of Malaria free Odisha with innovation and expertise on floor and thru neighborhood engagement, which is able to fasten the need-based interventions with final mile connection.”
The occasion additionally noticed participation of different high-level dignitaries from the Odisha authorities, together with particular secretary (public well being) on the division of well being and household welfare, of the state authorities; managing director of Odisha State Medical Company Restricted; mission director, NHM, Odisha authorities; and extra chief secretary, Odisha’s division of well being and household welfare.
Odisha’s minister for well being & household welfare Naba Kisore Das launched the annual report of NVBDCP Odisha and a handout on ‘Fundamentals of Area Supervision’ created by Malaria No Extra India. Acknowledging progress of malaria elimination in Odisha throughout his keynote deal with he mentioned, “Odisha has marched forward in preventing malaria with targeted and sustained method and has diminished circumstances to 25,503 within the yr 2021 amid covid and different challenges from 4,44,842 circumstances within the yr 2016. The appreciation from WHO and different businesses to Odisha authorities is additional encouraging and I’m hopeful and assured, Odisha goes to realize the goal quickly with all of the stakeholders and associate’s help.”
“I additionally want and encourage all of the ASHA, floor well being workforce, final mile volunteers for a dedicated help to finish malaria in Odisha with expertise and innovation as preventing device I lengthen my heartfelt due to all of the individuals of Odisha for his or her steady help in translating into actuality the state mission of “wholesome Odisha and joyful Odisha,” Das added.
With the speedy and permeating development of science, expertise, and innovation – new instruments, methods, and approaches are accelerating progress throughout all fields of labor; the battle towards malaria isn’t any completely different. If India is to realize the formidable purpose of eliminating the illness from the nation by 2030, the function of innovation is paramount.
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 and contributing assiduously in the direction of the achievement of this purpose.
“To efficiently eradicate malaria from India by 2030 current approaches have to be supported by expertise and innovation. We’re joyful to notice that WHO additionally echoes this sentiment and has conceived their theme for World Malaria Day 2022 round harnessing improvements within the battle towards malaria. Improvements similar to Extremely-sensitive Speedy Diagnostic Testing Kits (HsRDT), Pyrethroid-Piperonyl-butoxide mattress nets, the just lately authorised vaccine, developments in anti-malarial medication, and superior information administration techniques are choices that we should discover as we transfer in the direction of malaria elimination,” Pratik Kumar, nation director, Malaria No Extra India mentioned whereas underscoring the necessity for incorporating innovation within the battle towards malaria.
The revolutionary methods and developments want the involvement of numerous stakeholders similar to the federal government, non-public sector, analysis our bodies, bilateral organizations, and civil societies – to allow us to method the difficulty from all sides of the issue.”