India ranked fourth in the world in malaria cases - report

According to a report published in The Lancet magazine, India ranked fourth in total malaria cases in 2017 due to the deadly disease caused by mosquito bites. Four percent of the total cases detected in the world were reported in India. According to the report, in 2017, out of the total 219 million cases of malaria detected worldwide, about one crore cases were from India. In this way, India was the fourth largest country infected with the disease and lagged behind only African countries Nigeria, Democratic Republic of Congo and Mozambique.


The report was prepared by more than 40 experts, including malaria specialists, biomedical scientists, economists and health policy experts. Experts who prepared the report have used the new modeling technique and have predicted how malaria will occur by 2030 and 2050.


His analysis indicated that the combined impact of socioeconomic and environmental trends would reduce the spread of malaria. According to the report, however, India, eastern Indonesia and Papua New Guinea will be battling to eradicate malaria by 2030.


The report found that in 2017, only 71 percent of the total cases of Tamil Nadu in India were reported in the capital Chennai. The report said that a major obstacle in India is the very low health budget.
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