The very recent decline in malaria cases caused by Plasmodium falciparum in India is good news but disease burden close to half a million is unacceptable and… Read more »
Vas retired as senior scientist from the National Institute of Malaria Research, New Delhi – an apex organization of the Indian Council of Medical Research. He was the officer-in-charge of the Field Station based in Assam, northeast India beginning 1988 till his superannuation in 2016. His primary research interests included ‘Epidemiology and Control of Malaria’ testing newer interventions that culminated in number of technologies and implementation in the control programme resulting in substantial transmission reduction.
Latest posts by Dr Vas Dev (see all)
- The relentless march of falciparum malaria (the deadly parasite) in India - 1st October 2019
- India aspiring malaria-free status: the long and short of it - 26th March 2019
India has made huge strides towards malaria elimination but there is a long way to go. Successes and challenges are discussed here.