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Asia Pacific makes steady progress against malaria during the pandemic

India continues to reduce malaria cases, while most significant burden has been reported in Papua New Guinea, with high cases and stalled progress. There is a significant progress across the Greater Mekong sub-region despite COVID-19.....................

World’s first malaria vaccine rollout: PATH welcomes Gavi board’s financial commitment

Gavi's important decision enables low- and middle-income countries to consider adding RTS,S as an additional tool to combat malaria. Additional investments will be needed to expand vaccine supply if current demand projections are realized.......................

Experts discuss role of innovation in achieving Malaria elimination goal

The Prime Minister's pledge to end malaria in India by 2030 has set in motion the country’s malaria elimination program. Accordingly, India launched its national strategic plan for malaria elimination in 2017............................

Indian scientist unveils new reference genome for malaria mosquito

New ‘gold standard’ reference genome unveiled by the researcher, Mahul Chakraborty reveals thousands of new genes vital for targeting pathogen transmission and immunity................

Zydus completes Phase-I trials of its anti-malarial compound

Phase I healthy volunteers study demonstrated long half-life and potential for a single-dose cure for malaria. Potent antimalarial activity demonstrated in malaria challenge trial following single-dose oral administration of ZY19489.......................

GSK, PATH & Bharat Biotech sign product transfer agreement over malaria...

Bharat Biotech to produce antigen for world’s first vaccine against Plasmodium falciparum malaria following technology transfer, to help ensure long-term sustainable supply. Transfer builds on GSK commitments to donate up to 10 million vaccine doses.......................

India reports a decline of 17.6% in Malaria cases during 2019

As per the WHO World Malaria Report 2020, India continues to make impressive gains in the reduction of the Malaria burden. The country has sustained Annual Parasitic Incidence (API) of less than one since 2012......................

Researchers make new discovery in battle against malaria

Indian researchers have identified a novel anti-malarial peptide that could be used in combination with other antimalarials for blocking the Plasmodium falciparum parasite from infecting blood cells.......................

CSIR-CDRI scientist bags SERB Women Excellence Award

Dr Niti Kumar will receive the award from the President of India during National Science Day Celebrations on February 28, 2020, at Vigyan Bhawan.....................

Towards a malaria-free India: Parliamentarians forge strategic alliance to wipe out...

The group called “Parliamentarians for Malaria Elimination” includes eleven (11) Members of Parliament (MPs) belonging to different states, including many with a high malaria burden...............