Newmai News Network
SHILLONG | September 11
Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Conrad Sangma has expressed concern that Climate Change will lead to the rise of many new vector borne diseases.
“Times are changing and the environment is also changing thus giving rise to many new vector borne diseases," said Cnrad Sangma.
The Chief Minister said that while inaugurating the Centre for the Study of Complex Malaria in India (CSCMI) Malaria Research laboratory and Master of Public Health Programme at the Indian Institute of Public Health (IIPH), Shillong on Wednesday.
Addressing the gathering, Conrad K Sangma said that malaria has been a cause of concern and has affected all to a great extent though the incidence and mortality rate of malaria has reduced in the State in the last few years.
Operational since 2010, the CSCMI is a U.S. National Institutes of Health-funded International Center of Excellence in Malaria Research, and a partnership between researchers at New York University and scientists and clinicians in India, under the leadership of Professor Jane Carlton. The overall goal of the CSCMI is to develop the knowledge, tools, and evidence-based strategies needed to support Indian malaria intervention and control programs, and to build research capacity in India.