World Malaria Day CME: April 24, 2022

April 24, 2022

While attending a panel discussion on 'Current epidemiology of malaria in India' Dr. Praveen K Bharti, Scientist, ICMR-NIMR, New Delhi emphasised on welfare, surveillance strategies and programmes of malaria in endemic states of India with special focus on malaria affected tribal population on the commemoration of World Malaria Day – 2022 CME, informative talks held on 24th April 2022 at Dr TMA Pai Hall, MAHE, Manipal.

World Malaria Day CME (Continuing Medical Education) was a hybrid event jointly organised by Clinical Infectious Diseases Society, India and Manipal Center for Infectious Diseases, PSPH, MAHE. The programme had resource people from overall  India and discussed topics including treatment of malaria and mixed infections, epidemiology of relapse, treatment efficacies of primaquine and tafenoquine, radical cure and role of G6PD in radical cure of malaria, Issues such as morbidity and mortality data in India, importance of surveillance, use of technology, vector control and challenges of asymptomatic malaria, ongoing research on new molecules for malaria treatment and vaccine.

The list of resource people included Dr. Shantharam Baliga ( Professor Emeritus, Department of Paediatrics  Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore); Dr. Swati Rajgopal ( Consultant in Infectious Diseases and Travel Medicine Aster CMI Hospital, Bengaluru); Dr. Sushantha K Ghosh ( Former Scientist and Head ICMR-NIMR, Bengaluru); Dr. V S Chauhan( Emeritus Scientist ICGEB New Delhi); Dr. Bibhuti Saha( Professor and Head Department of Infectious Diseases and Advanced Microbiology School of Tropical Medicine Kolkata); Dr. Venkat Ramesh( Infectious Diseases consultant Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad) and Dr. Muhammad Niyaz ( Associate Consultant Infectious Diseases KIMS, Kerala);  Dr.Chakrapani M (Professor Department of Medicine Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore);  Dr. M K Mohapatra(Professor, Department of Medicine, VSS Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Odisha) and Dr. Shyam Sundar (Professor Department of Medicine, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi)

The event was attended by over 180 delegates including both online and offline.