Malaria Elimination Demonstration Project To Be Launched In Mandla: JP Nadda
New Delhi (PIB-GR-TYP-BIN): Mr. J P Nadda, Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare announced India’s first public-private-partnership (PPP) agreement for research and innovation in preventive health between ICMR and Sun Pharma, on April 25. Presiding over the signing of this agreement by Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, DG, ICMR and Mr. Dilip Shanghvi, Managing Director of Sun Pharma, Mr. J P Nadda noted that this unique initiative was a significant step in the health sector and reiterated the commitment of the Government to strengthen health research in the country.
Speaking on the occasion of the celebration of World Malaria Day, the Union Health Minister added that this collaboration will prove to be a notable milestone in the Government’s strategy to eliminate Malaria from the country. India is party to the commitment at the East Asia Summit for malaria elimination by 2030, so today’s announcement of malaria elimination demonstration project is of special significance, Mr. Nadda pointed out.