World Malaria Day 2021: Know about the history, importance and theme of this day - Newztezz Online


Sunday, April 25, 2021

World Malaria Day 2021: Know about the history, importance and theme of this day

The world is fighting one of the deadliest viruses, COVID-19. 
However, in the midst of all this, we cannot ignore other viruses that have killed millions of people around the world. In the midst of all this, let us tell you that malaria is one of the dangerous viruses that is spread through mosquitoes. So far, it has killed about 627,000 people, most of whom are African children. Every year, on 25 April, we celebrate 'World Malaria Day' to spread awareness among people about the need to eradicate, prevent and control this disease.

World Malaria Day 2021 History

In May 2007, this special day was established through the decision-making body of WHO, the 60th session of the World Health Assembly. World Malaria Day was started only to educate people and make them understand the disease. Earlier, this day was widely known as African Malaria Day. However, in 2007, WHO recognized the disease as a global disease. This day gives an opportunity to international companies, partners and foundations to work together in rooting out this disease.

World Malaria Day 2021 Theme

This year's theme is 'Reaching the Zero Malaria Target'. On this day, WHO will celebrate the achievement of those countries which are on the verge of ending the disease. These countries stand as an inspiration that we can eliminate the advertisement of this deadly disease and improve the livelihood and health of the people.

Facts about Malaria

- Malaria is caused by the Plasmodium parasite. These parasites spread to the blood vessels of the human body by the bite of female anophilies mosquitoes known as malaria vectors.

It is not known whether only five types of Plasmodium parasites cause malaria, ie Plasmodium falciparum, Plasmodium vivax, P. ovale and Plasmodium malaria and Plasmodium nolaceae.

- Symptoms of malaria are usually seen in 10-15 days after the bite of female anopheles mosquitoes.

- Malaria is preventable, to prevent the bite of female mosquitoes, apply mosquito repellent, spray, lotion etc.

Always try to use mosquito nets and it is more important that you do not take them lightly after being a victim of mosquitoes. It is better to consult your nearest doctor and get proper treatment.

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