The World Health Organization’s (WHO) annual World Malaria Day is observed on April 25. Anybody can contract malaria even if it is not contagious. There are several symptoms, including fever, sweats, chills, headaches, malaise, muscle aches, nausea, and vomiting.

How to observe the Day

  • Education is crucial. Sharing this knowledge on social media will increase awareness of this fatal but preventable condition.
  • There are many deserving charitable organizations striving to deliver malaria treatment supplies to the nations who require them the most. Look for ways you may support their work by volunteering your time or contributing money.
  • Encourage people to donate to a trustworthy charity that fights malaria. Almost everyone is aware of malaria, but do they realize how simple some of the prevention methods are?

Importance of the Malaria Day

  • Although there has been some improvement in lowering the number of new malaria infections, the illness still claims the lives of hundreds of thousands of people each year. The area worst hit is Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • The World Health Organization uses World Malaria Day to emphasize the necessity of ongoing financial support and political commitment for malaria prevention in order to meet that goal.
  • Health groups engaged in malaria prevention have the chance to share their success stories on World Malaria Day.

Preventive Measures

  • Applying insecticide can kill adult mosquitoes.
  • Sleeping nets treated with insecticides are recommended in areas where malaria and mosquitoes are endemic with particular importance for pregnant women and young children who are particularly vulnerable.
  • Try to minimize body exposure by wearing long pants and long sleeved shirts.
  • Mosquito repellent creams or sprays are available. These can keep the mosquitoes away.

Associated Complications

  • Cerebral Malaria
  • Breathing problems
  • Organ failure
  • Anemia
  • Low blood sugar due to medications

Treatment measures involve antimalarial drugs, nutritionally: be hydrated always.

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