World Malaria Day
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Every year, World Malaria Day is observed on 25 April by the World Health Organisation and many other international organisations.
World Malaria Day is one of 11 official global public health campaigns marked by the World Health Organisation.
The purpose of this day is to take immediate action in the control of deadly diseases like malaria.
The theme of World Malaria Day 2022 - "Harness innovation to reduce the malaria disease burden and save lives."
History of the day-
The idea of World Malaria Day was developed from Africa Malaria Day.
Africa Malaria Day was originally celebrated by African governments since 2001.
A meeting sponsored by the World Health Organisation (WHO) at the 60th session of the World Health Assembly in 2007 proposed that Africa Malaria Day be changed to World Malaria Day.
World Malaria Day was first organised in 2008.
About Malaria disease
Malaria is a deadly disease, which is transmitted by the bite of infected mosquitoes.
Female Anopheles mosquitoes transmit the Plasmodium parasite, which causes malaria, through their saliva.
According to the World Health Organisation, India represents 3% of global malaria.
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare recently announced that, in 2020, 116 Indian districts reported zero malaria cases.
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