World Malaria Day History 2021
On the anniversary of the beginning of the first World Malaria Day, we learn of the history of this deadly scourge. In recent years, there has been a sharp increase in the number of cases and fatalities caused by mosquito-borne dengue, malaria, and yellow fever. The increasing cases have been attributed to a rise in the movement of mosquitoes, especially during the warmer months, which tend to be the most active period for them. This rise in the number of cases is likely linked to the instability in the countries affected the most, notably northern Africa and Nigeria, both of which have been experiencing political turmoil and major outbreaks of conflict for the last few years.
Today, as part of its duty and responsibility as the convenor of World Malaria Day, the World Health Organization (WHO) presents a report on the alarming situation that the tropical regions of the world are facing. On the basis of the latest records, it is estimated that there has been a net decline in the number of cases since the 60th session of the World Health Assembly in 2021. However, due to the resurgence in the number of cases earlier this year, the WHO is calling on member countries to implement serious action, including research, education, surveillance, and immunization. The organization is also stressing the need to speed up the diagnosis and treatment of diseases with a view toward reducing the chances of a global epidemic of disease. All countries should therefore commit to their obligations as set out in the pre-Geneva session of the World Health Assembly.
The International Health Definition of Malaria and its spread, its symptoms and complications, and the control and prevention measures recommended, from the crux of the discussion. At the 60th session of the World Health Assembly, the issue of global health and its importance was also addressed. As a result, the leaders of the world adopted a resolution recognizing the importance of the prevention of malaria and called upon all parties to work towards strengthening global health systems. The leaders of the world are expected to take immediate steps to effectively deal with the problem of world malaria day 2021.
World Malaria Day 2021 Theme
This year’s theme is ‘Reaching the zero malaria target’. On this day, WHO will celebrate the achievement of those countries that are on the verge to eliminate the disease. These countries stand as an inspiration that we can overcome this deadly disease ad improve the livelihood and health of the population.
Facts About Malaria – What You Need to Know
Malaria is a very common disease transmitted by insect bites and one of the major diseases affecting humans in the world. There are two kinds of malaria: Plagueriana and Atramphoriasis. The first one is caused by Plagueriana malaria, which is a form of red-fisted malaria and is generally caused by mosquito bites. The second one, atramphoriasis, is caused by an infection with a species of parasites called plaques, which cannot be cured with any drugs. The most dangerous kind of malaria, though, is Dirofilariasis, which can lead to death if not treated in time.
While all malaria has the same cause – the bite of an infected mosquito, there are several facts about malaria that people should know. One of these is that, unlike most other types of diseases, malaria does not affect the heart, lungs, or other important organs. In fact, it is the disease caused by the parasites that are the most damaging to your body – not the bacteria that live in and on your nerves or in your blood. So, when you look at the facts about malaria like the ones above, remember that they all say that the most important problem caused by the disease is the damage to your nerves or to your blood. And this is why some people get more headaches (paralysis), or have difficulty breathing (dyspnea), or lose their memory (migraine) after having contracted malaria.
If you want to know more about the facts about malaria that might surprise you, read on. For instance, it has been established that many people who contract malaria have also caught other diseases as a result. Some of these are dengue, typhoid, cholera, and meningitis, just to name a few. And, incidentally, some of those who contract malaria also contract some of those mentioned above. So, a malaria vaccination is not always the answer.