Every year on 25 April, people around the globe observe World Malaria Day (WMD) to raise awareness and funds for the treatment and prevention of the disease. This year, the theme for the day is “Zero malaria starts with me” and it is being hosted by the World Health Organisation (WHO).
WMD is one of eight official global public health campaigns currently marked by the WHO. It was established in May 2007 by the 60th session of the World Health Assembly. Prior to the establishment of WMD, Africa Malaria Day was held on April 25.
Static/Current Takeaways Important for LIC AAO Exam:
- WHO Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland, Director general: Tedros Adhanom.