World Malaria Day: 25 April

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World Malaria Day: 25 April

World Malaria Day is observed on 25 April each year to recognize global efforts to control malaria.

An Overview of the News

  • The theme for World Malaria Day 2023 is "Time to deliver zero malaria: Invest, innovate, implement".

  • Malaria is a disease caused by parasites transmitted by the bite of infected female Anopheles mosquitoes.

  • India has seen a decline of over 85.1% in malaria cases and 83.36% in deaths from 2015 to 2022.

  • The government's health initiatives such as Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana, Ayushman Bharat-Health and Wellness Centers and Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission are contributing to India's fight against malaria.

  • Union Health Minister - Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya

World Malaria Day 2022 theme - "Harness innovation to reduce malaria disease burden and save lives"

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