Today across the globe is World Malaria Day.
Written by on April 25, 2022
The day, which has its theme as ‘Harness innovation to reduce the malaria disease burden and save lives, is observed on April twenty-five every year and aimed at creating awareness of the disease named, malaria.
Malaria, which is a preventable as well as a treatable disease that has created problems for the health and livelihood of people across the world, has a devastating impact on families, communities, and societies.
The international day, which first began as Africa Malaria Day, was converted to World Malaria Day by the sixtieth session of the World Health Assembly, which helped to fight against the disease globally.
The World Health Organization, WHO, is playing an important role by asking for investments and innovation to be made in new vector control approaches which according to it, might help in diagnostics and producing more anti-malarial medicines, and tools to speed up the pace of progress against malaria.
Speaking on the day, the chairman, Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, Anambra State Chapter, Dr Emeka Odogwu Emeka called on residents of the state to always be in the vanguard of the fight against malaria by clearing their environments and breeding points of mosquitoes.