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Today Is World Malaria Day by EatforHealth: 7:10am On Apr 25, 2021
World Malaria Day, which takes place on 25 April each year, is an internationally recognized day, highlighting the global efforts to control malaria and celebrating the gains that have been made. Since 2000, the world has made historic progress against malaria, saving millions of lives. However, half the world still lives at risk from this preventable, treatable disease, which costs a child’s life every two minutes.
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According to the 2019 World Malaria Report, Nigeria had the highest number of global malaria cases (25 % of global malaria cases) in 2018 and accounted for the highest number of deaths (24 % of global malaria deaths).
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Case numbers have plateaued at between 292 and 296 per 1000 of the population at risk between 2015 and 2018. Deaths however fell by 21% from 0.62 to 0.49 per 1000 of the population at risk during that same period.

Malaria is transmitted all over Nigeria; 76 % of the population live in high transmission areas while 24 % of the population live in low transmission areas. The transmission season can last all year round in the south and is about 3 months or less in the northern part of the country

World Malaria Day 2021 will unify and build on the ‘Zero Malaria Starts with Me’ movement and the ‘Draw the Line Against Malaria’ youth focused campaign. This year’s theme, “Zero Malaria – Draw the Line Against Malaria”, will explore and connect malaria elimination and malaria in high-burden settings.

The objectives for this year’s World Malaria Day are:

✅ Highlight the successes of countries in the malaria fight.
✅ Inspire a new group of countries that have the potential to eliminate the disease by 2025.
✅ Demonstrate that zero malaria is within reach for all countries
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In 2019, 6 countries accounted for approximately half of all malaria deaths worldwide: Nigeria (23%), the Democratic Republic of the Congo (11%), United Republic of Tanzania (5%), Burkina Faso (4%), Mozambique (4%) and Niger (4% each)
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Children under 5 years of age are the most vulnerable group affected by malaria; in 2019 they accounted for 67% (274 000) of all malaria deaths worldwide.

How often do you have malaria?

What has been the worst malaria moment you have ever seen?

What can we do achieve the zero malaria target?

Happy World Malaria Day grin

https://eatrighthealthsolutions.com/2021/04/24/world-malaria-day/

Re: Today Is World Malaria Day by EatforHealth: 7:12am On Apr 25, 2021
World Malaria Day

Re: Today Is World Malaria Day by Nobody: 7:13am On Apr 25, 2021
The funnest thing is that, this malaria is only in Nigeria, I don't know why the world is celebrating it.
Re: Today Is World Malaria Day by Anigreat: 7:14am On Apr 25, 2021
shocked








And the thing is dealing with me mercilessly, sadly no money for treatment. I need a help to get some drugs please.
Re: Today Is World Malaria Day by EatforHealth: 7:15am On Apr 25, 2021
supportnija:
The funnest thing is that, this malaria is only in Nigeria, I don't know why the world is celebrating it.

It is not only in Nigeria, but Nigeria is one of the countries where it is most prevalent

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