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25th April; World Malaria Day

This day encourages us to take steps for the control of Malaria

Hello Ecology and The Environment Readers!

Today we talk about malaria. This day, the 25th April is an international observance to control malaria.  Globally about 3.3 Billion people in 106 countries are at risk of malaria. The most susceptible continent is Africa. In Africa malaria affects and hunts many people including children.

History

For the first time in history, in May 2007, The 60th Session of World Health Assembly approved this day to be World Malaria Day, each year.

What it is

Malaria is a disease whose causative agent is Plasmodium.  It is a genus of unicellular eukaryotes. It is an obligate parasite of vertebrates and insects. This naughty creature belongs to Phylum Apicomplexa.

Classification

unranked): Diaphoretickes
Clade: TSAR
Clade: SAR
Infrakingdom: Alveolata
Phylum: Apicomplexa
Class: Aconoidasida
Order: Haemospororida
Family: Plasmodiidae
Genus: Plasmodium

The theme for Malaria day this year is “Zero malaria starts with me”.

The Global Malaria Action Plan is the first comprehensive document which outlines different sectors. It includes strategies, goals, costs and timeline to cope with. It also summarizes how to kill plasmodium. Bring it to a status with zero patients.

If we control if with iron hands we may get more measures of benefits. We may allocate funds to other areas.

What if Controlled

if we control it, we can get;

  1. Allocation of malarial funds to other sectors.
  2. Uplifting education status with these funds.
  3. Helping people to fight Poverty round the globe.
  4. Less patients, more funds, more development.

Eliminate Malaria country by country. Develop new tools for research. New plans and new strategies.

Lets fight against Malaria. We can win the war but it need collective approaches.

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Sohail Anjum

Sohail Anjum completed his undergraduate degree in Zoology from University of Malakand in September 2019. He is a young researcher in Ecology. He has also worked with IUCN as a Reviewer of Proposals for IUCN Congress 2020.

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