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Added 26th April 2014 02:37 PM

Today, 25 April 2014, we commemorate World Malaria Day under the theme “Invest in the future: Defeat malaria.” This theme is a rallying call for increased investment to accelerate action to defeat malaria.

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Today, 25 April 2014, we commemorate World Malaria Day under the theme “Invest in the future: Defeat malaria.” This theme is a rallying call for increased investment to accelerate action to defeat malaria.

Today, 25 April 2014, we commemorate World Malaria Day under the theme “Invest in the future: Defeat malaria.” This theme is a rallying call for increased investment to accelerate action to defeat malaria. The WHO African Region continues to bear the brunt of the global burden of malaria. In 2012, 80% of the estimated 207 million malaria cases worldwide were in the African Region. In the same year, 90% of the estimated 627 000 global malaria deaths occurred in Africa

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Today, we commemorate World Health Day under the theme: “Vector-borne diseases: small bite, big threat”. The aim of this commemoration is to raise awareness about the threat posed by a group of diseases that are spread by insects and other vectors. Mosquitoes, flies, ticks, and freshwater snails are some of the vectors that spread diseases such as malaria, human African trypanosomiasis or sleeping sickness, river blindness, bilharzia, elephantiasis, leishmaniasis, yellow fever, dengue and chikungunya

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