A Study of Malaria in Manipur State
Arvind Nath *
ICMR - National Institute of Malaria Research, Sector 8 Dwarka, New Delhi – 110077, India.
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Background: Malaria still occurs in Manipur which is a state in the north-eastern part of India.
Materials and Methods: For the present study, Manipur’s Malaria incidence and it’s strategic elimination program was taken into consideration based on all the available online data.
Results: The Annual Parasite Incidence (API) of Malaria for Manipur had been observed to be decreasing from 2012 till 2018 when it reached 0.00.
Conclusions: Although Manipur did not reach zero Malaria cases in 2018, it is a good candidate for being the first state or union territory in the country to be able to achieve near-elimination goals since no other state or union territory achieved zero API in 2018.
Keywords: Malaria, annual parasite incidence, health policy administration