25 April 2020

World Malaria Day is observed on 25 April

# World Malaria Day is observed on 25 April


World Malaria Day is 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 2009, 781 000 people died from malaria, mainly women and children in Africa.

World Malaria Day was established in May 2007 by the 60th session of the World Health Assembly, the decision-making body of the World Health Organization. The day was established to provide 'education and understanding of malaria' and spread information on 'year-long intensified implementation of national malaria-control strategies, including community-based activities for malaria prevention and treatment in endemic areas.'

The theme of World Malaria Day 2020 is “Zero malaria starts with me.” 


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