1) Theme – “End malaria for good”
2) Theme – “ Malaria prevention: let’s close the gap
3) Theme – “Zero malaria starts with me”
4) Theme – “Ready to Beat Malaria”
On 25th April 2019, World Malaria Day was celebrated all over the world to create more awareness for the treatment and prevention of the disease. This year, it was observed with a theme “Zero malaria starts with me”. Malaria is caused by the bite of an infected female Anopheles mosquito which is caused by Plasmodium Parasites. Recently, the world’s first malaria vaccine RTS, S also known as Mosquirix has launched in Malawi, that can significantly reduce malaria in children up to two years of age.According to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) World Malaria report, the estimated number of death due to malaria was around 4,35,000 in 2017 and a child dies every 2 minutes from this treatable disease.