Ministries & Departments

National Institute of Malaria Research (NIMR), New Delhi

National Institute of Malaria Research (NIMR) was established in 1977. The primary task of the institute is to find short term as well as long term solutions to the problems of malaria through basic, applied and operational field research. The Institute also plays a key role in man power resource development through trainings/workshops and transfer of technology. The major areas of research carried out over the years are on mosquito fauna surveys, development of genetic and molecular markers for important malaria vectors and parasites, cytotaxonomic studies identifying major vectors as species complexes and laboratory and field studies to examine the biological variations among sibling species, development of molecular identification techniques for sibling species, monitoring of insecticide resistance through space and time, preparation of action plans, etc. have yielded valuable information. Field evaluation of new insecticides, biolarvicides, insecticide-impregnated bed nets, drugs and parasite diagnostic kits have provided new armament to malaria control. Many of these have found place in national malaria control programme. NIMR has a network of well developed laboratories at Delhi with 10 field units in malarious areas, which serve as testing ground for new technologies and help in the transfer of technologies.

Research Areas: Medical Sciences

Ministries: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), Govt of India

Contact Name: Dr. Amit Prakash Sharma, Director

Contact Address: National Institute of Malaria Research (NIMR), Sector 8, Dwarka, New Delhi 110077

Contact Phone: 011 278530103


Fax: 11-278530116

State: Delhi

Output & Achievements

  • 1. Research publications (92). 2. Annual Report-NIMR (18). 3. Annual Report-IDVC (04). 4. Guidelines/SOP 5. Guidelines for diagnosis and treatment of malaria in India (2014). 6. Revised Common Protocol for Uniform Evaluation of Public Health Pesticides including Bio larvicides for use in Vector Control. 7. Standard Operating Procedures of Institutional Ethics Committee at National Institute of Malaria Research 8. Books: A Profile of National Institute of Malaria Research, Malaria Parasite Bank: A National Repository and Integrated Disease Vector Control Project: A Profile. 9. NIMR on behalf of ICMR publishes the Journal of Vector Borne Diseases (Impact factor 1.190), and has so far published 16 volumes.

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