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WORLD MALARIA DAY

When is World Malaria Day in 2019?

World Malaria Day in 2019 is on the Thursday, 25th of Apr (4/25/2019).

World Malaria Day is on the 115th day of 2019. There are 250 days left in the year.

World Malaria Day Facts

  • Date: Apr 25, 2019
  • International
  • Also Called: Africa Malaria Day
  • Celebrations: Raise awareness by holding rallies, seminars, and workshops. Clean potential mosquito breeding groun
World Malaria Day iImage Credit: who.int

Malaria is a leading killer disease in tropical Africa and East Asia. Millions of children under the age of five years fall victims of this endemic monster. It, therefore, takes the effort of every person to curb and eradicate malaria globally.

What Causes Malaria?

Malaria is caused by an obligate parasite named Plasmodium microorganism which is spread by female Anopheles mosquitoes. Scientists are still in the strive of figuring out why the parasite uses this specific species of mosquito as its vector. Usually, the mosquito sucks an infected person's blood and ingests parasites which typically attach themselves to the red blood cells of a human being's blood. If the infected mosquito bites a healthy person, it transfers the malaria parasites into their blood system, therefore, infecting them.

Female Anopheles mosquito is found along the tropical belt where it thrives on the warm and wet climatic conditions. Poor drainage system and lack of education make Africa very vulnerable to these vicious insects. The mosquitoes breed by laying eggs in stagnant water, a common thing in Africa and Asian rice paddies. The eggs later hatch and undergo the four-stage life cycle in 6 days before they are ready to fly. The warm temperature provides a conducive temperature for the development of the insects while the wet tropical climate ensures availability of breeding grounds for them.

History of International Malaria Day

The international Malaria Day which is usually marked on the 25th of July every year was established as an effort to combat the world leading killer of children. This particular day was an initiative pioneered by the World Health Organization (WHO). WHO is a wing of the United Nations dedicated to improving the global health standards.

The Day was first observed in 2001 and was known as Africa Malaria Day until 2008 when it was renamed World Malaria Day. The initiative has saved millions of lives since then. The name change was necessary as there was the need to realize that malaria was a global pandemic and not only in Africa. This decision was reached during the 60th session of the World Health Organization.

Malaria affects people in more than 100 countries around the world.

How to Celebrate the International Malaria Day?

There are a lot of ways to mark this important day. Remember if you raise awareness about malaria you can save up to 10 lives.

In case you live in a malaria-affected zone, you can be the initiative driver at the grassroots level. Ensure that you, your family, friends and yourself sleep under a mosquito net, use mosquito repellants and seek medication as soon as symptoms of the disease arise. Keep your environment clear of all the possible breeding ground of the mosquitoes.

Push for the formulation of anti-malaria policies by the politicians and ensure that they are implemented. Be the advocate at your local groups, bearing in mind that the best way to combat malaria is through the dissemination of information to the public.

The non-governmental and governmental organizations take this opportunity to educate the public on possible ways of preventing malaria. They hold rallies, seminars, and workshops where they educate and even train specialists. Community volunteer groups also spend this day fumigating and destroying all the possible mosquito breeding grounds. They share out mosquito nets for free to the disadvantaged communities. If your community has such an initiative, be sure to join in the movement.

The important thing is to use all the available platforms to raise awareness about malaria. People should know how malaria spreads, its symptoms, remedies as well as ways of preventing it. Platforms such as mass media, social media, rallies, religious meetings, and seminars play an essential role in educating the public. The NGOs relies on donations and peoples' goodwill, and you can celebrate this special day by donating to fight malaria.

World Malaria Day Observances

DAY
DATE
HOLIDAY NAME
  • Wed
  • Apr 25, 2018
  • Thu
  • Apr 25, 2019

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of International in 2019

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
TuesdayTueJan 01, 2019Jan 01Global Family Day
FridayFriJan 04, 2019Jan 04World Braille Day
FridayFriJan 11, 2019Jan 11International Thank-You Day
WednesdayWedJan 30, 2019Jan 30World Leprosy Day
TuesdayTueFeb 12, 2019Feb 12Darwin Day
ThursdayThuFeb 21, 2019Feb 21International Mother Language Day
FridayFriFeb 22, 2019Feb 22World Thinking Day
FridayFriMar 01, 2019Mar 01International Day of the Seal
FridayFriMar 08, 2019Mar 08International Women's Day
FridayFriMar 15, 2019Mar 15Red Nose Day
WednesdayWedMar 20, 2019Mar 20World Frog Day
ThursdayThuMar 21, 2019Mar 21World Down Syndrome Day
FridayFriMar 22, 2019Mar 22World Water Day
SaturdaySatMar 23, 2019Mar 23World Meteorological Day
SundaySunMar 24, 2019Mar 24World TB Day
SaturdaySatMar 30, 2019Mar 30Earth Hour
TuesdayTueApr 02, 2019Apr 02International Children's Book Day
SundaySunApr 07, 2019Apr 07World Health Day
FridayFriApr 12, 2019Apr 12Yuri's Night
WednesdayWedApr 17, 2019Apr 17International Special Librarian's Day
SundaySunApr 21, 2019Apr 21International Creativity and Innovation Day
MondayMonApr 22, 2019Apr 22Earth Day
TuesdayTueApr 23, 2019Apr 23World Book Day
ThursdayThuApr 25, 2019Apr 25World Malaria Day
ThursdayThuApr 25, 2019Apr 25World Penguin Day
FridayFriMay 03, 2019May 03World Press Freedom Day
SundaySunMay 05, 2019May 05International Midwives Day
WednesdayWedMay 08, 2019May 08World Red Cross Day
FridayFriMay 10, 2019May 10World Lupus Day
SundaySunMay 12, 2019May 12International Nurses Day
MondayMonMay 13, 2019May 13IEEE Global Engineering Day
WednesdayWedMay 15, 2019May 15International Day of Families
SaturdaySatMay 18, 2019May 18International Museum Day
TuesdayTueMay 21, 2019May 21World Day for Cultural Diversity
WednesdayWedMay 22, 2019May 22International Day for Biological Diversity
ThursdayThuMay 23, 2019May 23World Turtle Day
FridayFriMay 24, 2019May 24World Schizophrenia Day
SaturdaySatMay 25, 2019May 25Towel Day
FridayFriMay 31, 2019May 31World No-Tobacco Day
MondayMonJun 03, 2019Jun 03World Bicycle Day
WednesdayWedJun 05, 2019Jun 05World Environment Day
SaturdaySatJun 08, 2019Jun 08World Ocean Day
FridayFriJun 14, 2019Jun 14World Blood Donor Day
SundaySunJun 16, 2019Jun 16International Day of the African Child
MondayMonJun 17, 2019Jun 17World Day to Combat Desertification & Drought
ThursdayThuJun 20, 2019Jun 20World Refugee Day
FridayFriJun 21, 2019Jun 21International Yoga Day
WednesdayWedJun 26, 2019Jun 26International Day Against Drug Abuse and Trafficking
ThursdayThuJul 11, 2019Jul 11World Population Day
TuesdayTueJul 16, 2019Jul 16World Snake Day
SundaySunJul 28, 2019Jul 28World Hepatitis Day
SundaySunAug 04, 2019Aug 04International Friendship Day
ThursdayThuAug 08, 2019Aug 08Universal & International Infinity Day
FridayFriAug 09, 2019Aug 09International Day of the World's Indigenous People
SaturdaySatAug 10, 2019Aug 10International Biodiesel Day
MondayMonAug 12, 2019Aug 12International Youth Day
TuesdayTueAug 13, 2019Aug 13International Lefthanders Day
WednesdayWedAug 14, 2019Aug 14World Lizard Day
FridayFriAug 23, 2019Aug 23International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade & its Abolition
SundaySunSep 08, 2019Sep 08International Literacy Day
FridayFriSep 13, 2019Sep 13International Chocolate Day
SundaySunSep 15, 2019Sep 15International Day of Democracy
SundaySunSep 15, 2019Sep 15Software Freedom Day
MondayMonSep 16, 2019Sep 16International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer
ThursdayThuSep 19, 2019Sep 19Talk Like a Pirate Day
SaturdaySatSep 21, 2019Sep 21World Gratitude Day
SundaySunSep 22, 2019Sep 22World Car-Free Day
SundaySunSep 29, 2019Sep 29Inventors Day
TuesdayTueOct 01, 2019Oct 01International Music Day
WednesdayWedOct 02, 2019Oct 02World Farm Animals Day
ThursdayThuOct 03, 2019Oct 03World Temperance Day
FridayFriOct 04, 2019Oct 04World Animal Day
SaturdaySatOct 05, 2019Oct 05World Teacher's Day
ThursdayThuOct 10, 2019Oct 10World Mental Health Day
WednesdayWedOct 16, 2019Oct 16World Food Day
ThursdayThuOct 17, 2019Oct 17International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
ThursdayThuOct 24, 2019Oct 24United Nations Day
TuesdayTueOct 29, 2019Oct 29International Internet Day
FridayFriNov 08, 2019Nov 08World Town Planning Day
ThursdayThuNov 14, 2019Nov 14World Diabetes Day
ThursdayThuNov 14, 2019Nov 14World Philosophy Day
SaturdaySatNov 16, 2019Nov 16International Day for Tolerance
TuesdayTueNov 19, 2019Nov 19World Toilet Day
ThursdayThuNov 21, 2019Nov 21World Television Day
MondayMonNov 25, 2019Nov 25International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
SaturdaySatNov 30, 2019Nov 30International Computer Security Day
SundaySunDec 01, 2019Dec 01World Aids Day
MondayMonDec 02, 2019Dec 02International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
ThursdayThuDec 05, 2019Dec 05International Volunteers Day
SaturdaySatDec 07, 2019Dec 07International Civil Aviation Day
TuesdayTueDec 10, 2019Dec 10Human Rights Day