World Malaria Day (WMD) is an international observance commemorated every year on 25 April and recognizes global efforts to control malaria. Globally, 3.3 billion people in 106 countries are at risk of malaria. In 2012, malaria caused an estimated 627,000 deaths, mostly among African children. Asia, Latin America, and to a lesser extent the Middle East and parts of Europe are also affected.
After more than a decade of steady advances in fighting malaria, progress has levelled off. According to WHO’s latest World malaria report, no significant gains were made in reducing malaria cases in the period 2015 to 2017. The estimated number of malaria deaths in 2017, at 435 000, remained virtually unchanged over the previous year.
“Zero Malaria Starts with Me” is a continent-wide campaign to eliminate malaria. The campaign will spark grassroots
movements in which all stakeholders—political leaders, the private sector, communities, and other members of
society—commit to the fight against malaria. And lets be a part of this big campaign “Zero Malaria Start with Me” !
Sumber : https://www.who.int
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