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Title: Malaria epidemiology and anti-malarial activities through primary health centres in Rameswaram Island, Ramanathapuram district
Authors: Nithya, S
Suresh, V.Madha
Kaleel, M.I.M
Keywords: Malaria
Anti-malarial activities
Epidemic disease
Issue Date: 2-Aug-2014
Publisher: South Eastern University of Sri Lanka, University Park, Oluvil #32360, Sri Lanka
Abstract: Rameswaram Island is one of the important malaria endemic areas in Ramanathapuram district of Tamil Nadu. The control of malaria remains one of the major global health challenges. It threatens 2.4 billion people, or about 40% of the world‘s population living in the world‘s developing and under developing countries and more than one million deaths are attributable to the disease annually (WHO, 2000).The aim of this study is to determine the situation of the disease and analyse the anti-malarial measure which is provided by the State Government in the study area. The anti-malarial activities are taken up through the Primary Health Centres (PHCs) by the State Health Society, Tamil Nadu. This paper concludes with a discussion of strategies that can be used to overcome of the malaria endemic problems.
ISBN: 978-955-627-053-2
Appears in Collections:4th International Symposium - 2014

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