Wednesday, April 26, 2017

World Malaria Day

It's the 25th of April 2017 and it is #WorldMalariaDay

Since 2008, the global community comes together to commemorate World Malaria Day on April 25.

World Malaria Day was established by WHO Member States as an occasion to highlight the need for continued investment and sustained political commitment for malaria prevention and control.

The theme for this year's commemoration is Malaria Prevention Works: Let's Close The Gap

This year therefore, WHO is shining a spotlight on prevention, the cornerstone of malaria control efforts globally.

This infographic highlights critical gaps in access to proven, life-saving malaria prevention tools, including insecticide-treated mosquito nets, indoor residual spraying of insecticides and preventive therapies for vulnerable groups in Africa.

 Source:     WHO