Malaria cases and malaria itself is a life-threatening mosquito-borne blood disease caused by a Plasmodium parasite. From time immemorial, it has been an impending epidemic that has led to death of children especially.
Nearly half of the world’s population is at risk of malaria. In 2015, there were roughly 212 million malaria cases and an estimated 429,000 malaria deaths. Increased prevention and control measures have led to a 29% reduction in malaria mortality rates globally since 2010. Sub-Saharan Africa continues to carry a disproportionately high share of the global malaria burden. In 2015, the region was home to 90% of malaria cases and 92% of malaria deaths.
Envision Global Care Foundation joins the world in promoting this year’s World Malaria Day themed; “Ready to Beat Malaria”. This theme expresses the collective energy and commitment of the global malaria community in uniting around the common goal of a world free of malaria. This theme also highlights the remarkable progress achieved in tackling one of humanity’s oldest disease.
Having said this, without urgent action, the major gains in the fight against malaria are under threat. On this World Malaria Day, as an organisation entrenched with the principles of giving back to the society, we continue to call for greater investment and expanded coverage of proven tools that prevent, diagnose and treat this menace called malaria.
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