Harness innovation to reduce the malaria disease burden and save lives: WHO’s theme for World Malaria Day 2022
Why you should know it?
No single tool that is available today will solve the problem of malaria. WHO is calling for investments and innovation that bring new vector control approaches, diagnostics, antimalarial medicines and other tools to speed the pace of progress against malaria.
Malaria is a preventable and treatable disease that continues to have a devastating impact on the health and livelihood of people around the world. In 2020, there were an estimated 241 million new cases of malaria and 627 000 malaria-related deaths in 85 countries. More than two thirds of deaths were among children under the age of 5.
As told to Parliament (July 30, 2021): Malaria cases, deaths on the decline in the country. The cases reduced by 84.4 per cent and deaths by 83.6 per cent in 2020 as compared to 2015, Mansukh Mandaviya, Union Minister of Health And Family Welfare, said in the Lok Sabha.
Malaria No More (MNM) envisions a world where no one dies from a mosquito bite. To support India’s historic drive to eliminate malaria by 2030, what kind of innovations people need?
The solution we see:
1. Clean surroundings
2. Cover sleeping area
3. Improve drainage and sewage system
3. Boost immunity
4. Get vaccinated