25th April is celebrated as World Malaria Day but every day which is marked for something has some thing attached to it. Be it a memory, a responsibility, a duty or an obligation. Here we will learn the history of world malaria day, why it is celebrated and on which day it is celebrated, what are its significance and a brief understanding about Malaria.
What Is World Malaria Day
World Malaria day which is observed on 25th of April every year is a day which is marked for bringing the attention of the world towards the disease Malaria.
When Is World Malaria Day
25th April of Every Year
When Was World Malaria Day Established
World Malaria Day was established in the year 2008.
Next is why do we celebrate world malaria day.
Why Is World Malaria Day Celebrated
The main objective of celebrating World Malaria Day is to highlight the importance of paying attention towards Malaria. It is for bringing that sense of responsibility that all of the people around the world has in curbing the disease and making the world Malaria free place.
The world malaria day brings awareness about why we need to prevent, control and eradicate this disease. And it also symbolises the amount of work that has been done in eliminating this disease from root. In order to completely extinct this disease, it is also important that people are aware about this disease, how it is spread and how it can be cured and also how it can be prevented.
This day also gives a chance to all the companies and partners all around the world to showcase their advancement in achieving the objective and what are the future scope of it.
WHO World Malaria Day 2022 Theme
Every year it is observed with a theme as an objective. The theme of world malaria day 2022 is – Harness innovation to reduce the malaria disease burden and save lives.
Malaria is not that kind of simple disease that can vanish with a single medicine or a single tool. That’s why WHO is looking forward to bring some innovation in the process to cure, diagnose and prevent malaria. The development in technology will definitely help in speeding up the objective of making the world Malaria free.
History of World Malaria Day
Understanding when malaria day started – World Malaria Day was established by taking inspiration from the Africa Malaria Day. African government observed Africa Malaria Day since 2001.
In th 60th session of World Health assembly, in the year 2007, World health organization decided to change or rename the Africa Malaria Day to World Malaria Day which will mark the importance of bringing attention of all the people towards Malaria. It will bring this issue at a global level and will open a door for new donors to join hands and contribute in funding to carry on the reasearch and advancement to eradicate malaria.
According to World Health Organization, malaria can be prevented and treatment is also available. But still malaria has been seen to cause a drastic effect on people’s health all around the world. According to a data, approximately there were 241 million new cases of malaria in 2020 across the 85 countries out of which 627,000 deaths were reported because of Malaria. And more than 2/3rd of the deaths were of children who were under the age of 5.
And that is the reason why we have a world malaria day to bring this issue with a high priority.
Important Information on Malaria
So far we have discussed about world Malaria Day and now let’s understand about Malaria.
Malaria is a disease caused by a parasite named Plasmodium. This parasite enters into human body though bites of infected female mosquito Anopheles. When these mosquitoes bite humans, the parasite enters into the human blood and lead to malaria.
The symptoms of Malaria is visible after 10-15 days of being bitten by the infected mosquito. The initial symptoms are fever, headache, and chilling effect. The most effective way to prevent malaria is to keep yourself away from those mosquitoes. You can use mosquito net, lotion, creams and wear protective cloth to prevent mosquito bite.
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