May 30, 2024

World Malaria Day 2024

  • World Malaria Day is observed across the globe on April 25 to spread awareness about the deadly mosquito-borne disease. The day highlights the efforts to end malaria and to educate people to prevent its spread.
  • This year the World Malaria Day 2024 theme is “Accelerating the fight against malaria for a more equitable world”.
  • It was established by WHO Member States at the World Health Assembly in 2007.
  • Malaria is caused by the Plasmodium parasites that spread to humans through the bites of infected female Anopheles The disease is caused by five parasitic species, P. falciparum, P. vivax, P. malariae, P. ovale and P. knowlesi. The first four are specific for humans, while P. knowlesi causes malaria in macaque monkeys.
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