World Malaria Day 2019 Quotes, Theme, Logo, Activities, Slogan, Images & Pictures: World Malaria Day (WMD) is a global observance which is observed every year on 25 April and recognizes worldwide efforts to control malaria. Internationally, 3.3 billion people in total number of 106 nations are at risk of malaria. In the year 2012, malaria affected a probable 627,000 deaths, generally among African children. Asia, Latin America, and to a lesser range the Middle East as well as parts of Europe are also affected with this life-threatening disease.
World Malaria Day 25 April 2019
What is Malaria and how it is caused?
Malaria is a life-threatening disease which is caused by parasites that are transmitted to people through the bites of infected female Anopheles mosquitoes. Though it is preventable and curable but a little bit of negligence can also lead to death of the diseased. In the year 2017, there were an estimated 219 million cases of malaria in total of 87 countries and the estimated number of malaria deaths stood at 435 000 in the same year.
World Malaria Day Quotes & Messages
“People who claim they don’t let little things bother them have never slept in a room with a single mosquito”
“I have failed in finding parasites in mosquitoes fed on malaria patients, but perhaps I am not using the proper kind of mosquito.” » Ronald Ross
“Even a mosquito doesn’t get a slap on the back until it starts to work.” » Austin O’Malley
“I’m itching for battle—with a mosquito bite. The only thing in life I’ll scratch at more is the need to be loved. I’m so bloody needy.” » Jarod Kintz
“I don’t believe in the devil until I get a mosquito bite on top of a sunburn…”
“The mosquito is the state bird of New Jersey ” » Andy Warhol
Malaria is basically caused by Plasmodium parasites. The parasites are spread to individuals through the bites of infested female Anopheles mosquitoes, named “malaria vectors.” There are basically 5 types of parasite species that cause malaria in humans, and 2 of the species such as P. falciparum and P. vivax – carry the highest risk.
About World Malaria Day
World Malaria Day was initially established in May 2007 by the 60th session of the World Health Assembly, WHO’s supervisory body. The day was established to deliver “education and understanding of malaria” as well as spread info on “year-long intensified implementation of national malaria-control strategies, including community-based activities for malaria prevention and treatment in endemic areas.”
Earlier to the formation of WMD, Africa Malaria Day was observed on April 25. Africa Malaria Day began in the year 2001, one year after the historic Abuja Declaration was signed by 44 malaria-endemic nations at the African Summit on Malaria.
World Malaria Day Poster & Images
As per to the latest World Malaria Report, the worldwide count of malaria touched 429,000 malaria deaths and 212 million new cases in the year 2015. In sub-Saharan Africa, the case incidence and death rates has fallen by 21 per cent and 31 per cent, correspondingly.
World Malaria Day Themes
Every year, World Malaria Day focuses on a particular theme. This year in 2019 the World Malaria Day theme is “Zero malaria starts with me”. Here are the past themes of World Malaria Day and these are the following:
World Malaria Day 2018: “Ready to beat malaria”
World Malaria Day 2016-2017: “End Malaria For Good”
World Malaria Day 2013-2014-2015: “Invest in the future: defeat malaria”
World Malaria Day 2012: “Sustain Gains, Save Lives: Invest in Malaria”
World Malaria Day 2011: “Achieving Progress and Impact”
World Malaria Day 2009-2010: “Counting malaria out”
World Malaria Day 2008: “Malaria: a disease without borders”