The condition is caused by the Plasmodium parasites, which is spread to people over the sting of an infected female Anopheles mosquito, also known as Malaria Vectors. The idea for this year’s Malaria Day is ‘Ready to beat Malaria’. World Malaria Day is celebrated on April 25 every year to appreciate the global battle to control malaria and also to increase knowledge about that around the world. The theme for this year’s Malaria Day is ‘Ready to beat Malaria’ and indicates the combined enthusiasm and dedication of the global malaria community that is combining all around the world to control the disease and working towards the mutual object to making the world malaria free. Furthermore, the theme carries forward not only the growth accomplished in the past years but also to call out the disturbing trends that have been noted. As per the World Malaria Report that was published in November 2017, there were 216 million occurrences of malaria in 2016 whereas in 2015 211 million occurrences were recorded.
The infection is caused by the Plasmodium parasites, which is expanded to people through the sting of an infected female Anopheles mosquito, also known as malaria vectors. While there is a sum of five parasite species that cause malaria in individuals, two of those — P falciparum and P vivax — act as the biggest threat.
It was in May 2007 that the 60th assembly of the World Health Assembly decided to set the World Malaria Day. This was done to give education and knowledge of the condition and also to develop information on the implementation of national-malaria-control plans, which also involved community-based activities for the prevention of malaria and also medication in the endemic areas.
According to the 2017 World Malaria Report, the immediate global response to the disease is at a fix. The report says that after an outstanding accomplishment in the past years, the development in malaria control around the world has stalled. Moreover, the present pace of progress is inadequate to achieve the 2020 milestones of the WHO Global Technical Strategy for Malaria, where the victims call for a 40 percent decrease in malaria case incidence and death rates.