World Malaria Day

While there is a disease,
will not only fear,
but also hope.
Samuel Butler

World Malaria Day (World Malaria Day), celebrated annually on April 25, established by the World Health Organization (WHO) at its 60th session in May 2007. Day is to promote the global effort to provide effective control of malaria.

Malaria — a group of infectious diseases transmitted to humans through bites of one of the species of mosquitoes. The disease is usually accompanied by fever, chills, enlarged liver and spleen. Each year, between 350 and 500 million people are infected with malaria from one to three million of them die. About 90% of cases occurring in areas farther south Saharan Africa, infected residents of Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and even some parts of Europe. At particular risk are children under the age of five years.

WHO Global Malaria is working with experts to gather evidence about the disease and the development of global policies to combat it. The recommendations are the basis for the organization of national programs related to the disease.

As part of World Malaria Day held various activities aimed at preventing the spread of the disease. Countries in endemic areas have the opportunity to share experiences and support each other in their efforts, research and educational institutions — to attract the attention of specialists and the general public to his scientific achievements, international partners, companies and foundations — think about how you can expand the scope of effective interventions.