Month: April 2018
World Malaria Day
Reaching the zero Malaria target
How You can Prevent Malaria
- Using antimalarial medication
- Spraying indoor walls and your clothing with insecticides
- Using insecticide-treated nets and window screens
- Wear light-coloured, long sleeve clothing
- Get rid of any stagnant water
Since 2017, the World Health Organization has supported a group of 21 malaria-eliminating countries through a special initiative called the “E-2020”. This report charts their progress towards a common goal: eliminating malaria within the 2020 timeline. According to this report, 8 E-2020 member countries reported zero indigenous cases of malaria in 2020, a remarkable achievement in view of the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic. Maintaining zero cases is a testament to their commitment to protect hard-won gains and keep the disease at bay. You can find more on this report here.
Read more about malaria and how to you can prevent it.
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Meningitis Now Offers Advice for World Meningitis Day, to spread the word about meningitis, how to spot it and what causes it, as well as the importance of vaccines.
The theme for World Meningitis Day 2018 is #AllMeningitisMatters.
There are several different causes of meningitis and vaccines can help protect against certain strains of bacterial and viral meningitis.
The key messages for this year are:
- Meningitis is a potentially deadly disease that can kill within 24 hours.
- Bacterial meningitis can be caused by many different types of bacteria.
- There are safe and effective vaccines that protect against the most common causes of bacterial and viral meningitis.
- Not all strains of meningitis are vaccine preventable, so being able to recognise the symptoms is crucial.