Role Of Private Sector In Global War Against Malaria

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  • Increased investments in health care have contributed to advancements against the leading diseases affecting world’s populations including malaria, AIDS and tuberculosis thereby building progress towards UN’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
  • Partnerships between various countries, Roll Back Malaria (RBM) initiatives, and investments have led to a 42% decline in child malaria rates, and a 20% in child mortality rate.
  • Private sector investments in malaria have contributed to healthier communities, productive workforce, vibrant economies and better returns.
  • In India, where 95% of the population lives in malaria-endemic areas and has 1 million reported cases of infection, there is tremendous scope to increase the reach of the private sector to intensify malaria control efforts and create healthier communities by engaging with the government and increasing private sector investments.
  • Decline in cases and deaths resulting from malaria will also contribute towards bringing down school absenteeism, fighting poverty and improving maternal and child health.
  • UN has mandated malaria as its priority and have received support throughout Asia-Pacific with top country leaders chairing the recently formed Acia-Pacific Leaders Malaria Alliance (APLMA), a regional alliance of Government Heads with the aim of fighting malaria and arresting the spread of drug resistant malaria.
  • India, with its status as one of the leading emerging economies of the world should lead by example and provide scope for entire communities for generations to come.
  • Read at: http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-features/tp-sci-tech-and-agri/engaging-the-private-sector-in-the-global-war-against-malaria/article5941922.ece

Exams Perspective:

  1. UNO
  2. Malaria
  3. Acia-Pacific Leaders Malaria Alliance (APLMA)
  4. Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)
  5. Roll Back Malaria (RBM) initiative
  6. AIDS
  7. TB
  8. Vector borne Diseases

 

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