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NVBDCP state review meeting

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 10/4/2019 11:29:35 AM IST

National Vector Borne District Control Programme (NVBDCP) state review meeting was held at the directorate of Health and Family Welfare (DH&FW) Kohima from October 3 to 4. 

A press release from joint director and SPO NVBDCP, Kohima, Dr. I. Talitemsula Jamir stated that, on the first day, welcome address was delivered by the deputy director (NVBDCP) Dr. Neisakho Kere. He expressed hope that the deliberations undertaken in the two-day meeting will be helpful in propelling the state towards malaria elimination target of 2022. He said in order to achieve elimination by 2022, all the districts have to report zero malaria cases next year i.e. 2021. 
A presentation on overview of the programme was given by Dr. Talitemsula Jamir, wherein she lauded the districts for their efforts in combating vector borne disease. She presented that zero malaria deaths have been reported in the last three years and Mokokchung, Longleng and Phek have reported zero malaria cases in 2019 so far. She also added that only four dengue cases have been detected so far in 2019 as opposed to 374 cases in 2018. Nine Japanese Encephalitis (JE) case have been detected so far in 2019 from Mokokchung and Dimapur. 
District presentations on programme implementation in their respective districts with inputs and suggestions from the participants were also conducted. 
Senior regional director MoHFW Dr. L. A. Singh, NVBDCP state and district officials and staff participated in the meeting.
 

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