India drives down malaria rates, sets sights on elimination

Women seated by bednet, India.

April 2015 -- As we mark World Malaria Day on 25 April, WHO reports on how India followed WHO guidelines to cut malaria cases in half. India’s National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme plans to eliminate malaria completely in the coming years. The expansion of community-based diagnostic testing and treatment has been a key driver of progress.

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