World Malaria Day
(25 Apr 2017)

World Malaria Day

World Malaria Day

It’s malaria day, so Expresso is here to educate us more about the decease and how to prevent it. Malaria is a very serious decease and effects millions of people across the globe, but particularly us here in Africa. That’s why World Malaria Day is vital in sustaining the world’s commitment for malaria prevention and control, malaria is one of the deadliest and oldest deseases in human existence.

Malaria kills over 400 000 people per year, however malaria prevention methods such scale ups of insecticide-treated nets and indoor spraying with insecticides, have helped in reducing deaths and cases in general. All these things need to be taken into consideration by people living around sub-Saharan Africa, as it is at it’s highest here. The malaria prevention awareness is helping people in heavily effect areas, in 2010, only 30% of people at risk slept with insecticide-treated nets, and in 2015 it spiked to 53%. It mainly effects the least developed areas with the poorer members of society, especially young children and pregnant women, making it difficult for them to acquire proper health care due to lack of accessibility, should they be infected with the decease.

A child dies from malaria every two minutes and in 2015, there was around 212 millions new cases of malaria, with 429 000 deaths recorded. The is an upside however as malaria cases dropped by 21% and death rates dropping by 29% between 2010 and 2015.

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