Published on 25 April 2022

Harness Innovation to Reduce the Malaria Disease Burden and Save Lives - World Malaria Day 2022

Published on 25 April 2022

Malaria is a life-threatening disease caused by Plasmodium parasites. It is preventable and curable. In 2020, there were an estimated 241 million cases of malaria worldwide. The estimated number of malaria deaths stood at 627.000 in 2020. Malaria spreads from people to people through bites of infected female Anopheles mosquitoes. There are some symptoms that could appear when a person is infected with malaria. Some of them including chills, fever, and headache. Symptoms usually appear 10-15 days after the infective mosquitoes bite.

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Reference: www.who.int