World Malaria Day 2023: Empowering Communities for Change

Every year more than 400,000 people around the world die from Malaria, including children and babies. The most tragic thing part about these deaths is that Malaria IS preventable. With the right preventative measures and antimalarial medication, the disease can be prevented. Unfortunately, in countries like Asia, Africa, and South America where this disease still exists, certain areas in these countries lack the proper resources and infrastructures to effectively prevent malaria.

World Malaria Day was established by the World Health Organisation. The event is held annually on April 25th worldwide to bring malaria prevention into the spotlight with the goal of reducing deaths.

This day is also meant to call global attention to the efforts already being made by certain organizations that are working tirelessly to bring an end to malaria. The final goal of World Malaria Day is to inspire and encourage further action, investments, and sustained political commitment to continue the efforts to combat Malaria in affected countries to save lives.

World Malaria Day is a call to empower communities for change and end Malaria once and for all!

With the assistance of many charitable organizations who are dispensing antimalarial medication, mosquito repellent, and mosquito nets to those in need – the campaign against malaria is proving effective and saving lives, but there is still a long way to go.

Your support can help!

What is Malaria?

Malaria is a life-threatening disease spread to humans by infected mosquitoes. Symptoms usually include nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, high fever, and body aches. Treatments can stop mild cases from getting worse.

Malaria Prevention

If you plan on traveling to an area where malaria is common, talk to a travel health expert at a Miles Pharmacy Travel Clinic about taking antimalarial drugs to prevent malaria. Since there is no vaccine available for malaria, antimalarial tablets can greatly reduce the chances of getting malaria. A travel health nurse can also give you useful tips to avoid getting mosquito bites which will reduce your chances of getting malaria.

We highly recommend that all travelers going to high-risk countries visit a Travel Clinic. A consultation with a travel health expert at least two months before leaving for your destination will allow enough time for any vaccinations or medication that may be needed before your trip.

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