Malaria is a deadly disease. There is no doubt regarding the seriousness of this disease. Malaria is one of the most common diseases in Africa and South Asia. This is a disease which must be controlled in an order to have a healthy atmosphere. Malaria is very serious and might even lead to death if proper action isn’t taken at the right time. This gave rise to the celebration of World Malaria Day.
World Malaria Day is an international event taking place on 25th April annually. As stated above, the main aim is to control, prevent and eradicate malaria. This is one of the eight official global health campaigns which is recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO). This year would be the 10th installment of the World Malaria Day.
Three Things About World Malaria Day: –
- Educate and make people understand about Malaria and its consequences.
- Implement strategies to prevent and eradicate malaria.
- Improve the facilities and technologies for treating malaria.
How is Malaria Caused?
Malaria is a mosquito-borne disease which is infectious and affects humans. It is caused specifically by the bite of a female anopheles’ mosquito. When this female mosquito bites you, the parasites present in the mosquito’s saliva enters your body and affects you with malaria. The parasites travel to your liver and reproduce. This is the start of malaria and you start realizing that there is something wrong with your body.
The major cause of malaria is due to improper sanitation and an unhealthy living environment. These unhealthy surroundings make it feasible for mosquitos to breed and affect people with malaria.
How Can Malaria Be Stopped?
The best possible way to stop and prevent malaria is by addressing the root cause. In this case a female mosquito. So, are we facing all these problems just because of a small female mosquito? Yes, that is correct! The mosquito anopheles might be small, yet so dangerous. Practicing good sanitary measures and maintaining a healthy environment will help prevent these dangerous mosquitos from breeding.
This has not just to do with economic constraints and healthy surroundings, but climate also plays a vital role. Frequent changes in climate cause these mosquitos to live more easily and thus tropical regions are more at risk. Make sure that you keep your home clean and tidy to avoid malaria.
How Can You Contribute to World Malaria Day 2017?
- Make sure that you spread the awareness about the causes of Malaria. You will be surprised to learn that a lot of Indians do not know these causes.
- Educate people about the serious consequences of this disease through seminars and conferences.
- Share useful content on social media and help your friends and family learn about World Malaria Day. Use the hashtag #WorldMalariaDay.
- Educate mothers and children, the importance of cleanliness and help them understand how to prevent the breeding of Anopheles mosquito.
What are you waiting for? Join hands with us and let us celebrate World Malaria Day taking a step forward in eradicating Malaria. What are your thoughts on this read? Share with us by commenting below!