Today is World Malaria Day. The day is observed every year to create awareness among the people about this vector borne disease.
This year the theme for the Day made by World Health Organisation, WHO, is – ending malaria for good.
According to, World Health Organisation, WHO nearly four lakh people die of malaria every year in the world. Tackling malaria is improving with a 29 per cent drop in mortality rates between 2010 and 2015 and a 21 per cent global decrease in cases.
In India, every year close to one million people suffer from this diseases. Malaria caused by the falciparum parasite is the most serious, and can lead to breathing problems, liver failure, coma and eventual death.
In areas with high malaria concentration, pregnant women and children are most at risk of contracting the disease.
Around Ninety-one countries are working to reduce their malaria burden through the deployment and use of WHO-recommended preventive, diagnostic and treatment tools.