NewDelhi, April 25: World Malaria Day is being observed across the world today in order to raise awareness about the disease.we take note that mosquito-borne diseases pose serious threats around the world.
India has made progress in reducing the incidence of the disease but still have a very long way to go to eliminate it from the country.
More than 90 percent of India’s is at the risk of a malaria infection, as compared to Bangladesh at 11 percent and Nepal at 48 percent. According to the National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme, last year, there were 10,59,437 cases of malaria in India, while 242 people died due to the disease.
World Health Organization plays a important role in promoting and supporting World Malaria Day whereas theme for this year is ‘A Push for Prevention’.
According to World Health Organization (WHO), the reported cases in 2016 are lower than the 13 lakh cases in 2011, it is higher than in 2013 (8.8 lakh) and 2012 (10.5 lakh)and More than 4 lac people die of this disease across the world.