New Delhi 25-04-23: India aims to eliminate malaria within its borders by 2030 through various government initiatives and innovative solutions, said Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya, the Union Health Minister, on the occasion of World Malaria Day. Urging the public to support the cause, he pledged to make the fight against malaria a powerful one in India.
Today, on April 25, World Malaria Day is being observed to raise awareness about the global efforts to control and eliminate the disease. The event started in Africa and was first observed in the 60th World Health Assembly in 2007. The World Health Organization proposed changing the name of the event from “Africa Malaria Day” to “World Malaria Day” and declared April 25 as the global observance day from 2008 onwards.
Malaria is a deadly disease that affects millions of people worldwide. It is caused by the bite of infected mosquitoes and can lead to fever, chills, and flu-like symptoms. India has been making significant progress in the fight against malaria, and its efforts have led to a significant reduction in the number of cases in recent years. With continued government support and the public’s participation, India hopes to eliminate malaria entirely by 2030.