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Sustain Gains, Save Lives: Invest in Malaria

Posted on 15/4/11 by World Malaria Day team

The theme for World Malaria Day 2012 - Sustain Gains, Save Lives: Invest in Malaria - marks a decisive juncture in the history of malaria control. Whether the malaria map will keep shrinking, as it has in the past decade, or be reclaimed by the malaria parasites, depends, to a great extent, on the resources that will be invested in control efforts over the next years.

Investments in malaria control have created unprecedented momentum and yielded remarkable returns in the past years. In Africa, malaria deaths have been cut by one third within the last decade; outside of Africa, 35 out of the 53 countries, affected by malaria, have reduced cases by 50% in the same time period. In countries where access to malaria control interventions has improved most significantly, overall child mortality rates have fallen by approximately 20%.

However, these gains are fragile and will be reversed unless malaria continues to be a priority for global, regional and national decision-makers and donors. Despite the current economic climate, development aid needs to continue flowing to national malaria control programs to ensure widespread population access to life-saving and cost-effective interventions. Long-term success will also depend on investments in on-going research and development to combat emerging threats such as parasite resistance.

Sustaining malaria control efforts is an investment in development. Continued investment in malaria control now will propel malaria-endemic countries along the path to achieving the 2015 Millennium Development Goals, especially those relating to improving child survival and maternal health, eradicating extreme poverty and expanding access to education.

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Posted on 11 September 2013 at 10:48 by Kiden Jennifer
Malaria still remain a number one killer in New Republic of South Sudan it contributes to the highest mortality rates especially among the pregnant women and children despite the Government of south sudan incentive of Mass LLIN campaign in all the Ten states.There is need to enlighten the community That Malaria can be prevented and the only way of preventing Malaria is sleeping Under LLIN every night.

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Posted on 25 April 2012 at 21:59 by Dr. Paresh Ch. Majumder
Thanks to all. pls share to represent a new theme to conquer malaria for the greater interest of humankind. pls follow my 'Total Health Solution' for the same. To win Malaria- pls think properly- take new steps to rebuild a malarial side-effects free new genaration...

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Posted on 25 April 2012 at 11:48 by chukwu benjamin
The fight against malaria should be a responsibility of all, my state, enugu state in nigeria have done well in partnering with the donor agencies in curbing the scourge by effective distribution of insecticide mosquito nets, please other measures should be introduced

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Posted on 25 April 2012 at 11:46 by ABUBAKARI SULEMANA
The Kintampo Health Research Cenrtre of the Ghana Health Service/Ministry of Health is commemorating the day with a radio discussion to sensitize the community on issues relating to malaria and its control.

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Posted on 25 April 2012 at 08:37 by Dipesh Dhakal
I want zero malaria death in my life time

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Posted on 25 April 2012 at 08:33 by Alfred Ellis
I think it is amazing the impressive rate at which malaria campaign is being run but much more must be done. Kudos to the H4P Crew of Ghana for the much effort in this regard. Lets all work together to make malaria a thing of the past.

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Posted on 25 April 2012 at 00:51 by sabina
We need to stay clean mentally and physically and keep our surroundings clean to keep away all infections and diseases.

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Posted on 24 April 2012 at 23:04 by Alamkah Dominic Usman
Together we can partner to make the world free from malaria. YES, we can.

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Posted on 23 April 2012 at 17:32 by Shwe David
Thank God for the progress made in the reduction of malaria attributable mortality and morbidity in Nigeria. 2012 requires an ambitious goals and courageous leadership in Nigeria to doing the right things. MDG 6 is achievable.

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Posted on 23 April 2012 at 17:29 by Shwe David
Thank God for the progress made in the reduction of malaria attributable mortality and morbidity in Nigeria. 2012 requires an ambitious goals and courageous leadership in Nigeria to doing the right things. MDG 6 is achievable.

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Posted on 22 April 2012 at 16:13 by RATNA JOSEPH.THALATHOTI
Malaria disease burden in Asia is pure negigence of Public and Governments. As if they are working for Malaria stability.

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Posted on 22 April 2012 at 13:38 by ayugi lucy
If you could work hard and get the best treatment for malaria,our children would servive,malaria is a deadly disease in Uganda.

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Posted on 22 April 2012 at 11:42 by apili samuel
In my country malaria is still amongest the 7killer diseases.Help, make Uganda free from this sickness.

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Posted on 21 April 2012 at 14:06 by Mailafiya s Jock
G-SAP shall make a partnership declaration with the wife of his excellency, the Executive governor of kaduna state this year world malaria day in kaduna state.

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Posted on 20 April 2012 at 19:54 by ellen sam
Ghana has done a lot to reduce the malaria burden but more needs to be done to get more people to accept and embrace the ITN

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Posted on 20 April 2012 at 19:51 by ellen sam
Ghana has done a lot to reduce the malaria burden but more needs to be done to get more people to accept and embrace the ITN

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Posted on 20 April 2012 at 08:57 by Nyadru Sunday Madrara
Malaria can be eradicated when all the stakeholder, political will and individuals in the community are aware of the malaria preventive methods. Therefore as health workers we should not be tired of community awareness.

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Posted on 19 April 2012 at 16:41 by Zainab Babaji
Roll back malaria partners activities has been commendable but Nigerian Government needs to do more especially in term of sensitization and awareness campaign in rural areas.

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Posted on 19 April 2012 at 14:38 by Enock Jumah
Malaria is the number one KILLER in Malawi. However, many people ignore its complecity in the communities. Just like how we fought other diseases, LETS UNITE AND FIGHT MALARIA we can win. Thanks for the World Malaria day idea

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Posted on 19 April 2012 at 13:04 by Joyce Gitao
Malaria has really troubled lives in Kenya, although there are reduced number of deaths in the recent years. there needs continued sensitization in the endemic areas.

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Posted on 19 April 2012 at 12:36 by Onyemaechi Oji
Sustain Gains, Save Lives: Invest in Malaria, is a wonderful theme for 2012. In my State Ebonyi in Nigeria, the Government with the support of Development partners has done a lot to reduce the malaria burden. LLIN was successfully distributed last year, many health workers have received trainings on the areas of diagnosis and treatments. More sensitization is ongoing on the behavior change of the people by living a healthy life style. Yet more is still to be done by all to really make us near zero malaria death by 2015.

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Posted on 18 April 2012 at 19:18 by Dr Nishant
Good & informative material found over here what peoples are doing for malaria roll back.

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Posted on 18 April 2012 at 17:48 by Dr.YesheyD
No malaria cases have been reported from Yebilaptsa Hospital for last few years and but the mosquitoes still prevails here at large. and another worry is with the up coming constructions at road sites and the up coming mega hydro projects in and around Zhemgang with the out pouring thousands of labourers from neighboring country(India), people dwelling in and around here are really worried what if they (laborers) bring malaria from india(imported cases) and spread to the community there. so there is need to continue sensitising the public on malaria and on its preventive measures.

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Posted on 16 April 2012 at 19:34 by Daramola Niyi
I believe the fight against malaria especially in the endemic countries should be a sincere and total fight by all [INVALID] private companies and Government with the support of international communities.

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Posted on 14 April 2012 at 07:33 by San
Dagapela, Bhutan has been experiencing malaria as a new disease with new cases sprouting in its locality every summer season. This year we are sensitizing the community leaders on malaria.

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Posted on 13 April 2012 at 08:40 by DR.JEILANI BUSURI MIO
protect malaria from risk people of endemic areas by strengthening control measures such distribution of, ITN,LLIN and IEC/BCC PROGRAMM.Continous survellaince or scale up components

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Posted on 12 April 2012 at 10:54 by John Tanko Bawa
Our Institution, Malaria Research Centre in Ghana will be organizing a free screening program for community members in the Asante Akim North District of Ghana with the use of RDT's. Community members with positive paracetemia would be given approved ACT's. other general medical conditions such as Diabetes and Hypertension would be screened as well. There will also be a public education program on Malaria Prevention and Control with speeches and a drama. Members will also sensitized on the status of the ongoing RTS,S Malaria Vaccine Trial which our centre is one of the participating sites.

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Posted on 09 April 2012 at 11:27 by Nima Wangdi Gyeltshen
VDCP, Gelephu: Bhutan is awarding prizes for the Best IVM members at Chuzagang Village as well as supporting Gelephu Higher Secondary School in sponsoring Annual Sports Day with Malaria Elimination Messages

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Posted on 24 March 2012 at 11:16 by LUCY MUTHAKA
on april 23/4/12,voice of truth foundation is planning to hold prayer and 4km walk to raise usd 300,000 to provide and distribute bednet to our friends in kenya.for more information please call this no.+2540721794300.

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Posted on 06 February 2012 at 16:10 by Kimera Isaac
IRS has been done in highly endemic areas in Uganda and impact has been realised. More has to be done.

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Posted on 09 October 2011 at 09:07 by esmaeilzadeh mehrdad
i have done a research on short course radical therapy in vivax malaria.

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Posted on 24 July 2011 at 15:19 by penny hanson
i held a charity cake bake at work and raised £120 in memory of my sister who died of malaria last year in the Cote D'Ivoire

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Posted on 26 April 2011 at 12:33 by Dr Hassan
Early diagnosis and prompt treatment is the most effective way to eradicate malaria.

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Posted on 25 April 2011 at 19:17 by Ahmed
Thank you for caring :)

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Posted on 25 April 2011 at 16:53 by Henry Chizuka Mulasi
To combart malaria more effectively and efficiently medical personnel need to detect it early enough in children, as children show simptoms of having malaria parasites late in sickness after having being carrying it for days or weeks; worse still diagnosis is long and tediuos due to queues at clinics as a result of inadequate staffing of skilled personnel as well as lack of proper equipment at health centres, compounded by shortage of malaria drugs and personnel frustrations due to poor working environments or places. There is need also to have political will in this fight against malaria

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Posted on 25 April 2011 at 12:58 by Jackie Ensor
We are celebrating today with a soccer match and donating LLIN nets to the orpahange and local clinic.

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Posted on 23 April 2011 at 08:06 by SOUVEN ROY
PLEASE STOP MALARIA IN ALL OVER THE WORLD STEP BY STEP. IT IS OUR PROMISE TO POOR CHILDREN OF OUR SOCIETY.

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Posted on 21 April 2011 at 00:51 by Project PeacePal presents Stamp Out Malaria
On April 23, 2011 Project PeacePal presents a fundraiser for the service project "Stamp Out Malaria" to raise funds to provide and distribute bednets to our friends in Ghana and Togo. For more info, see peacepal.org. Peace is a verb!

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Posted on 19 April 2011 at 22:58 by genny
In University of Cape Coast, Ghana the ghana science association is commemorating this day with a seminar presentation, education ourselves on how completely eliminate and control this deadly disease.

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Posted on 16 April 2011 at 08:58 by Kamugisha Pidson
Holy Innocents Children's Hospital is distributing LLITN to all patients at the Hospital- since the year began, and on 25th April all neibouring areas are going to attend a semina about prevetion of malaria using LLTN and to comemorate with the rest of the World.

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Posted on 16 April 2011 at 08:58 by Kamugisha Pidson
Holy Innocents Children's Hospital is distributing LLITN to all patients at the Hospital- since the year began, and on 25th April all neibouring areas are going to attend a semina about prevetion of malaria using LLTN and to comemorate with the rest of the World.

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Posted on 16 April 2011 at 08:58 by Kamugisha Pidson
Holy Innocents Children's Hospital is distributing LLITN to all patients at the Hospital- since the year began, and on 25th April all neibouring areas are going to attend a semina about prevetion of malaria using LLTN and to comemorate with the rest of the World.

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