In 2018, 27 countries reported fewer than 100 cases of malaria, up from 17 countries in 2010
Four countries – Algeria, Argentina, Paraguay and Uzbekistan – were certified malaria-free by WHO over the last 2 years
Globally, 38 countries and territories have achieved this milestone
All these amazing achievements have been the result of WHO’s constant efforts to keep this vector borne disease at bay. WHO celebrates these achievements and spreads awareness about malaria and the ways by which it can be prevented and treated on April 25 every year. April 25 is thus celebrated as World Malaria Day.
World Malaria Day is observed since 2008 with an ultimate aim to eradicate this disease completely from the world. Achieving this aim includes various measures such as maintaining sustainable efforts to ensure that people all over the world do not suffer when it comes to prevention, diagnosis and treatment of malaria, implementing best practices to take care of the health care teams working with the infected people and running various campaigns based on varied themes to raise awareness about the seriousness of the issue.
The theme for World Malaria Day this year is “Zero malaria Starts with me”. With this theme, WHO intends to empower communities all over the world to make it their personal agenda to fight against malaria.
The best way to keep yourself protected from contracting malaria is to follow some easy and simple preventive measures that can keep you and your family safe.
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Credits for the Facts: https://www.who.int/