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Health Ministry asks everybody to take a pledge to beat malaria on World Malaria Day

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    Miscellaneous
  • Published
    29th Apr, 2020

World Malaria Day, marked each year on 25 April, is an occasion to highlight the need for continued investment and sustained political commitment for malaria prevention and control.

  • World Malaria Day, marked each year on 25 April, is an occasion to highlight the need for continued investment and sustained political commitment for malaria prevention and control.
  • Theme for World Malaria Day 2020: Zero malaria starts with me
  • Malaria is transmitted by the bite of infected female Anopheles Mosquito.
  • These parasites belong to the Plasmodium genus and cause malaria, a disease that is one of the leading causes of death in children aged below five years.
  • This is particularly worrying for a country like India, which reportedly has the fourth highest incidence of malaria in the world.
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