Last Updated on 24 April 2023, 3:48 PM IST | World Malaria Day 2023| Special support and guidance are provided from WHO to the countries towards the target of Zero malaria. In a report, WHO reported 247 million new cases and 6,19,000 deaths due to malaria during the year 2021, out of which 95% of cases were from WHO african region.
World Malaria Day 2023: Key Points
- World Malaria Day aims to eliminate Malaria from the entire world.
- It is celebrated on April 25 annually.
- This day highlights the success of countries in the malaria fight.
- A recent launch of a new initiative aims to halt transmission of the disease in 25 more countries by 2025.
- It was established by the WHO Member States during the 2007 World Health Assembly.
- World Malaria Day 2023: “Time to deliver zero malaria: invest, innovate, implement”.
- Malaria affects 3.3 billion people in 106 countries worldwide.
- Malaria killed an estimated 619,000 people in 2021, the majority of them being African youngsters.
- China has reported zero indigenous malaria cases since 2017 and was certified malaria-free by WHO in 2021.
- Two countries reported fewer than 1000 malaria cases in 2020: the Republic of Korea and Vanuatu.
- Cambodia, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, the Republic of Korea, Vanuatu and Viet Nam all reported zero indigenous malaria deaths in 2020.
- Supreme God Kabir can make this earth disease-free.
History of WORLD MALARIA DAY
World malaria day first began as Africa Malaria Day. This day has been observed by the African government since 2001 but was first marked in 2008.
Why is April 25 observed as World Malaria Day?
World Malaria Day is an occasion to highlight the need for continued investment and sustained political commitment to malaria prevention and control. It was instituted by the WHO Member States during the World Health Assembly of 2007.
When was the First World Malaria Day Observed?
The 60th session of the World Health Assembly, as well as the decision-making body that first established World Malaria Day in May 2007, kicked off the day.
How many individuals have Died as a Result of Malaria?
619,000 people have died in the year 2021. And half of the world’s population lives in malaria-prone areas in 87 nations and territories. Malaria caused 247 million cases during the year 2021 out of which 95% were from WHO African region.
World Malaria Day 2023 Theme
This year, World Malaria Day is celebrated with the theme of – “Time to deliver zero malaria: invest, innovate, implement”. Within this theme, WHO will concentrate on the third “i” – implement – and, in particular, the critical significance of reaching out to marginalized populations using the tools and strategies that are currently available.
The WHO is playing an important role by asking for investments and innovation to be made in new vector control approaches. This might help in diagnostics and producing more anti-malarial medicines, and tools to speed up the pace of progress against malaria.
What are the 5 Types of Malaria?
Five species of Plasmodium (single-celled parasites) can infect humans and cause illness:
- Plasmodium falciparum (or P. falciparum)
- Plasmodium malariae (or P. malariae)
- Plasmodium vivax (or P. vivax)
- Plasmodium ovale (or P. ovale)
- Plasmodium knowlesi (or P. knowlesi).
What is the Name of the Vaccine for Malaria?
In October of 2021, the World Health Organization endorsed the first-ever malaria vaccine, the protein-based RTS, S/AS01. The four-dose vaccine, advanced by landmark COVID-19 prevention efforts, is a major milestone that scientists have painstakingly worked toward for decades.
Which Drug is Best for Malaria?
Chloroquine is the best-preferred treatment for any parasite that is sensitive to the drug. Other common antimalarial drugs include:
- Atovaquone-proguanil (Malarone)
- Quinine sulfate (Qualaquin) with doxycycline (Oracea, Vibramycin, others)
- Primaquine phosphate
FAQ About World Malaria Day 2023
Ans. Dr. Alphonse Laveran, a military doctor in France’s Service de Santé des Armées (Health Service of the Armed Forces). The military hospital in Constantine (Algeria), where Laveran discovered the malaria parasite in 1880.
Ans. Malaria is not caused by a virus or bacteria. Malaria is caused by a parasite known as Plasmodium, which is normally spread through infected mosquitoes. A mosquito takes a blood meal from an infected human, taking in Plasmodia which are in the blood.
Ans. AIDS, TB, and malaria should not be classified as “merely” epidemics or endemic diseases. These are pandemics that have been defeated in developed nations.
Why do People Have to Suffer From Diseases?
There is no doubt that we are given birth according to our Karmas. The fact is we became attracted to Kaal (Brahm) and turned away from our happiness giving God. We didn’t remain loyal to the Supreme God (Kabir Sahib Ji, Our eternal Father). Since that time our suffering started. This is the reason, everywhere no one is happy. Be it rich, poor or someone from the middle class.
Looking at us suffering from deadly diseases, Our Father (Kabir Sahib Ji) cries a lot, as parents cannot see their children in pain. We left our home (Satlok) for Kaal and started following the fake practices told by him (Kaal) which are against our Father’s wish. Kabir Sahib Ji mentioned in His verse that He cries for His children, and they are crying for Me. No one can understand this love and affection. The lines are as follows:
Main rowat hu srishti ko, Ye srishti rowe Mohe |
Garibdas is viyog ko, Samjh na skta koye ||
In other verses God Kabir Ji says –
Kabir, Teen lok pinjra bhya, paap punya do jaal |
Sabhi jeev bhojan bhaye, ek khaane waala Kaal ||
Garib, Ek paapi ek punyi aaya, Ek hai soom dalel re |
Bina bhajan koi kaam nahin aavae, Sab hai yam ki jail re ||
This means that Kaal has captured all the living beings in the cage of the three Lokas by entangling them in the net of karm-bharm and sins-virtues. And only by taking Naam Diksha (Initiation) from a True Guru one gets rid of this trap.
Which Is the True Devotion?
As India is a diverse country. Here, people worship several deities thinking that they are reciting the True Naam. Also, in other parts of the world, people do bhakti (devotion) against the scriptures.
The method of true Bhakti is mentioned in our Holy Books. It is mentioned in Gita JI also that The Supreme God is, however, someone else, who by entering into the three Lokas sustains everyone and is called as Eternal Supreme God.
- Gita Ji Adhyay no. 15 Shlok no. 16
Dwau, imau, purushau, loke, ksharH, ch, aksharH, ev, ch,
KsharH, sarvani, bhootani, kootasthH, aksharH, uchyate
Kabir Saheb Ji said in this verse that the Supreme Power never takes birth from the womb of a mother. This is the identity of God.
Kabir, Ram krishna avatar hain, Inka naahi sansaar |
Jin Sahib sansaar kiya, So kinhu na janmya naari ||
At present only Sant Rampal Ji Maharaj is the True Spiritual Saint Who provides true devotion based on the scriptures. So, one should not waste time in order to get rid of deadly diseases because Only a True Saint has the power to change destiny even if it is death. He can increase the life of His devotees.
Masa ghte na til bdhe, Bidhna likhe jo lekh |
Saacha Satguru metkar, Upar maarde mekh ||
It is requested from the people of the world to please identify the Supreme God as He only has the power to eradicate all the deadliest diseases which are created by Kaal to kill the humans as he got the hint that God is present on earth to take us back Home. For more in-depth information about Supreme God and His powers please watch the Spiritual Discourses of Saint Rampal Ji Maharaj on YouTube’s Satlok Ashram channel.