World Malaria Day 2022: History, Theme, Cause, Facts

 World Malaria Day 2022:

world malaria day 2022
world malaria day

Malaria is one of the deadliest diseases in the world which has taken millions of lives. The world is already fighting against the deadly Covid-19. However it is also very important to pay attention to other diseases such as Malaria, Dengue, etc. Among all Malaria is one of the dangerous disease caused by the biting of female anopleles mosquito.

So every year on April 25, World Malaria Day is celebrated to raise the awareness about the disease Malaria. It is also important and necessary to provide a proper education to the people for the better understanding of the disease, for the prevention, control and how to cure it.

World Malaria Day: History

World Malaria Day was first celebrated in 2008 which was developed from Africa Malaria Day. It was an event that had been observed since 2001 by African government. At the session of World Health Assembly, a meeting sponsered by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2007, it was proposed that Africa Malaria Day is changed to World Malaria Day to identify the existence of this disease in the worldwide and to raise awareness among thr people to fight against Malaria disease.

This day also give an opportunity to international partners, companies and foundation to showcase their efforts for eradicating this disease.

World Malaria Day 2022: Theme

The theme of the World Malaria Day 2022 is “Harness innovation to reduce the Malaria disease burden and save lives.”

The theme of World Malaria Day 2021 was “Zero Malaria- Draw the line against Malaria.” 

The theme of World Malaria Day 2020 was “Zero Malaria starts with me.”

There is no single tool that is available to solve the problem of Malaria. WHO is calling for investments and innovation that bring new vector control approaches, antimalarial medicine diagnostics and other tools to speed up the pace of progess against Malaria.

According to WHO, Malaria is preventable and treatable disease. But it also have the bad effect on health and livelihoods of people across the World. There were an estimated 241 million new cases of Malaria and 627,000 Malaria- related deaths in 85 countries in 2020 living in WHO African region.

Between 2000 and 2014, the number of Malaria- related deaths fell by 40% worldwide from an estimated data.

Facts about Malaria:

Malaria is a mosquito-borne parasitic infection spread by a female Anopleles mosquito infected by the Plasmodium parasite. If you have been bitten by an infected female Anopleles mosquito you can get Malaria.

If you receive infected blood from a malaria patient during a blood transfusion then also you can get Malaria disease.

Malaria symptoms generally appear 10-15 days after the bite of female Anopleles mosquitoes.

The main way to prevent and reduce malaria transmission is vector control which is to use insecticide- treated mosquito nets and indoor residual spraying.

Apply insect repellent like cream, lotion, spray etc to avoid the bites of mosquitoes.

Also wear the protective clothes that cover your arms and legs.

World Malaria Day is celebrated on 25 April to spread the awareness among the people against the disease Malaria.

We can conquer this terrible disease and enhance people’s livelihood and wellbeing by looking these nations as an example.”

Fighting patents one by one will never eliminate the danger of software patents any more than swatting mosquitos will eliminate Malaria.” – Richard Stallman.

                              

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