World Malaria Day

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2023 Date25 April 2023
2024 Date25 April 2024
World Malaria Day

World Malaria Day History

World Malaria Day seeks to raise awareness about malaria, one of the world’s deadliest diseases. Malaria is a disease of the blood that is caused by a parasite called Plasmodium. This parasite lives within the female anopheles mosquito. It is the only mosquito capable of transmitting malaria and it is found primarily in tropical areas. It is found particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. This day aims to educate and inform people about malaria to help minimize the spread and prevent infections. According to, this female mosquito primarily bites between the hours of 9:00 pm and 5:00 am.

World Malaria Day was established in 2007 by the World Health Organization. It is observed annually on April 25.

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World Malaria Day Facts & Quotes

  • The theme for World Malaria Day in 2022 was Harness innovation to reduce the malaria disease burden and save lives.
  • Only the female Anopheles mosquito can transmit malaria. After the mosquito bites, it usually takes 10 days to 4 weeks to display symptoms of malaria.
  • Usually, Mosquitoes come out to feed around sunrise, sunset, and at nighttime. Using a mosquito net to throw over a bed is a very effective tool in malaria prevention when camping.
  • There are over 100 species of malaria parasite, the most deadly being the Plasmodium Falciparum, found in Africa.
  • If we save people from HIV/AIDS, if we save them from malaria, it means they can form the base of production for our economy - Ngozi Okonjo Iweala, Nigerian Finance Minister

World Malaria Day Top Events and Things to Do

  • Donate to a charity that provides mosquito nets for the poor.
  • Watch Living with Malaria, a documentary about scientists in Burkina Faso fighting Malaria.
  • Make sure you're protected when you go out. Wear long-sleeved clothing or spray on bug repellent.

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