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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