The world’s first malaria vaccine called RTS,S or Mosquirix on 24 July 2015 got approval from European Medicines Agency (EMA).
World Malaria Day (WMD) was observed on 25 April 2015. The theme for the 2013-2015 campaign is Invest in the Future. Defeat Malaria. The day is observed to recognise the global efforts to control malaria. It is an occasion to highlight the need for continued investment and sustained political commitment for malaria control and elimination
According to the recent statistics obtained from the Department of Pharmaceuticals, it has been revealed that in the past four years India has imported 80-90% of essential drugs and pharmaceutical ingredients worth about Rs 38,186 from China.